Aura - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɔːrə|  American pronunciation of the word aura
Brit.  |ˈɔːrə|  British pronunciation of the word aura

noun

- a sensation (as of a cold breeze or bright light) that precedes the onset of certain disorders such as a migraine attack or epileptic seizure
- an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint (syn: aureole, gloriole, glory, halo, nimbus)
- a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing(syn: air, atmosphere)

the place had an aura of romance

Examples

...the monastery perched high on a mountaintop had an aura of unreality and mystery about it...

...alternative medical treatments that rely on the practitioner's ability to detect a patient's aura...

the place had an aura of romance

...movie stars often have an engaging aura that is hard to describe...

she conveys an aura of elegance and gentility

In the bar that evening I at last had the Holiday Inn's complimentary drink, “Tropical Aura."

Word forms

noun
singular: aura
plural: auras
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