1. very light colored; highly diluted with white
- pale seagreen
- pale blue eyes
Similar word(s): light
2. (of light) lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble
- the pale light of a half moon
- a pale sun
- the late afternoon light coming through the el tracks fell in pale oblongs on the street
3. lacking in vitality or interest or effectiveness
- a pale rendition of the aria
- pale prose with the faint sweetness of lavender
4. abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress
5. not full or rich
- high, pale, pure and lovely song
Similar word(s): thin
Sentences with pale as an adjective:
- I have pale yellow wallpaper. She had pale skin because she didn't get much sunlight.
- His face turned pale after hearing about his mother's death.
- He is but a pale shadow of his former self.
1. a wooden strip forming part of a fence
Similar word(s): picket
Definition categories: man–made, strip
1. turn pale, as if in fear
Sentences with pale as a verb:
- 2006 New York Times Its financing pales next to the tens of billions that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will have at its disposal, ...
- [Your isle, which stands] ribbed and paled in / With rocks unscalable and roaring waters. — Shakespeare.