Shroud - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ʃraʊd|  American pronunciation of the word shroud
Brit.  |ʃraʊd|  British pronunciation of the word shroud


- a line that suspends the harness from the canopy of a parachute
- (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind (syn: sheet, tack)
- burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped (syn: cerement, pall, winding-sheet)


- cover as if with a shroud (syn: cover, enshroud, hide)
The origins of this civilization are shrouded in mystery
- form a cover like a shroud
Mist shrouded the castle
- wrap in a shroud
shroud the corpses

Extra examples

...the truth of the affair will always be hidden under a shroud of secrecy...

The mountains were shrouded in fog.

Their work is shrouded in secrecy.

The fog rolled in, and a grey shroud covered the city.

A shroud of silence surrounded the general's death.

Joseph was shrouded under a dark blanket.

The cliff was shrouded in mist.

The incident has always been shrouded in mystery.

The work is shrouded in secrecy.

The origins of this civilization are shrouded in mystery

Mist shrouded the castle

Word forms

I/you/we/they: shroud
he/she/it: shrouds
present participle: shrouding
past tense: shrouded
past participle: shrouded
singular: shroud
plural: shrouds
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