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Adjective: pale (paler,palest)  peyl
  1. Very light coloured; highly diluted with white
    "pale seagreen"; "pale blue eyes"
     
  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"; "the pale stars";
    - pallid, wan, sick
     
  3. Lacking in vitality, interest or effectiveness
    "a pale rendition of the aria"; "pale prose with the faint sweetness of lavender";
    - pallid
     
  4. Abnormally deficient in colour as suggesting physical or emotional distress
    "the pale face of the invalid";
    - pallid, wan
     
  5. Not full or rich
    "high, pale, pure and lovely song"
Noun: pale  peyl
  1. A wooden strip forming part of a fence
    - picket
Verb: pale  peyl
  1. Turn pale, as if in fear
    - blanch, blench [dialect]

Sounds like: paean, paeon, peon

Derived forms: pales, paler, paled, palest, paling

See also: colorless [US], colourless [Brit, Cdn], light, light-colored [US], light-coloured [Brit, Cdn], thin, weak

Type of: color [US], colour [Brit, Cdn], discolor [US], discolour [Brit, Cdn], strip

Part of: paling, picket fence

Encyclopedia: Pale, India