Aureole - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɔːrioʊl|  American pronunciation of the word aureole
Brit.  |ˈɔːrɪəʊl|  British pronunciation of the word aureole

noun

- the outermost region of the sun's atmosphere; visible as a white halo during a solar eclipse (syn: corona)
- an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint (syn: aura, gloriole, glory, halo, nimbus)

Examples

...the white marble sculpture of the saint in the throes of divine ecstasy is strikingly offset by a gilt aureole...

Word forms

noun
singular: aureole
plural: aureoles
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