Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: wall off

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    6
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default wall off

    please tell me the meanings of 'wall of '

  2. #2
    MrPedantic is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Other
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    2,585
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: wall off

    Hello Lilla, welcome to Using English!

    I'm not sure what "wall off" would mean; but you use "wall of" in situations such of these:

    1. A wall of sound = noise so great that it seems like a wall.
    2. A wall of players = a line of players in a football match who position themselves between the taker of a free kick and the goal.
    3. A wall of silence = when people refuse to say what they know about something (e.g. when local people refuse to talk to the police about an incident).

    Other members may have other examples!

    MrP

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    1,554
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: wall off

    Quote Originally Posted by MrPedantic
    1. A wall of sound = noise so great that it seems like a wall.
    The phrase "wall of sound" is often connected with Phil Spector. Back in the 60s, he created a distinctive sound which involved large numbers of musicians playing orchestrated parts giving a dense, multi-layered effect. The best example is probably You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling which he produced for the Righteous Brothers.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    671
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: wall off

    You can use 'wall off' in the context of 'walling off' or separating a section of a city. For example: "The old quarter of the castle was walled off in the last century."

Similar Threads

  1. What's the meaning of wall fire
    By gxiang in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 15-Sep-2005, 09:47
  2. Wall and Table??!
    By Reemani in forum General Language Discussions
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 16-Jan-2005, 05:58
  3. restrictive vs. non-restrictive
    By Anonymous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 09-Jul-2004, 23:16

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Hotchalk