Aurora - definition, transcription

Amer.  |əˈrɔːrə|
Brit.  |əˈrôrə|

noun

- the first light of day (syn: aurora, cockcrow, dawn, dawning, daybreak, dayspring, morning, sunrise, sunup)
- an atmospheric phenomenon consisting of bands of light caused by charged solar particles following the earth's magnetic lines of force (syn: aurora)
- (Roman mythology) goddess of the dawn; counterpart of Greek Eos (syn: aurora)

Examples

...a gorgeous pink aurora aroused us out of our slumber...

We stayed in Aurora, a satellite suburb of Chicago.

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