Cloak vs. Shawl

Cloak vs. Shawl — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Cloak and Shawl

Cloaknoun

A long, loose outer garment, usually having a hood and no sleeves.

Shawlnoun

A usually square, rectangular, or triangular piece of cloth worn as a covering for the head, neck, or shoulders.

Cloaknoun

Something that covers or conceals

a cloak of secrecy.

Shawlverb

To cover with or as if with such a piece of cloth.

Cloakverb

To cover or conceal with a cloak or something that acts like a cloak

mist that cloaks the mountains.

Shawlnoun

A square or rectangular piece of cloth worn as a covering for the head, neck, and shoulders.

She wears her shawl when it's cold outside.

Cloaknoun

A long outer garment worn over the shoulders covering the back; a cape, often with a hood.

Shawlnoun

A fold of wrinkled flesh under the lips and neck of a bloodhound, used in scenting.

Cloaknoun

A blanket-like covering, often metaphorical.

Night hid her movements with its cloak of darkness.

Shawlverb

(transitive) To wrap in a shawl.

Cloaknoun

(figurative)  That which conceals; a disguise or pretext.

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Shawlnoun

cloak consisting of an oblong piece of cloth used to cover the head and shoulders

Cloaknoun

(Internet)  A text replacement for an IRC user's hostname or IP address, making the user less identifiable.

Cloakverb

(transitive) To cover as with a cloak.

Cloakverb

To hide or conceal.

Cloakverb

To render or become invisible via futuristic technology.

The ship cloaked before entering the enemy sector of space.

Cloaknoun

anything that covers or conceals

Cloaknoun

a loose outer garment

Cloakverb

hide under a false appearance;

He masked his disappointment