(noun, verb)


1. a sudden numbing dread

Similar word(s): chill

Definition categories: feeling, apprehension, apprehensiveness, dread

2. burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped

Similar word(s): cerement, shroud

Definition categories: man–made

3. hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)

Similar word(s): curtain, drape, drapery, mantle

Definition categories: man–made, blind, screen, furnishing

Sentences with pall as a noun:

- A pall came over the crowd when the fourth goal was scored.

- The early election results cast a pall over what was supposed to be a celebration.


1. become less interesting or attractive

Similar word(s): dull

Definition categories: change

2. cause to lose courage

Similar word(s): dash, daunt, scare

Definition categories: emotion, intimidate

3. cover with a pall

Definition categories: contact, cover

4. cause surfeit through excess though initially pleasing

Similar word(s): cloy

Definition categories: consumption, fill, replete, sate, satiate

5. cause to become flat

- pall the beer

Definition categories: change, alter, modify

6. lose sparkle or bouquet

- wine and beer can pall

Similar word(s): die

Definition categories: change

7. lose strength or effectiveness; become or appear boring, insipid, or tiresome (to)

- the course palled on her

Definition categories: change, weaken

8. lose interest or become bored with something or somebody

Similar word(s): fatigue, jade, tire, weary

Definition categories: body, degenerate, deteriorate, devolve, drop

Sentences with pall as a verb:

- The liquor palls.