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Main Entry: 1pale
Pronunciation: primarystresspamacr(schwa)l
Function: adjective
Inflected Form(s): pal·er; pal·est
Etymology: Middle English pale "lacking in color," from early French pale (same meaning), from Latin pallidus (same meaning), from pallemacronre "to be pale"
1 a : light in color or shade : not vivid <a pale pink> b : not having the warm skin color of a person in good health : PALLID <became pale>
2 : not bright or brilliant : DIM <pale sunshine>
- pale·ly adverb
- pale·ness noun

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