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AUREOLE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does aureole mean? 

AUREOLE (noun)
  The noun AUREOLE has 2 senses:

1. the outermost region of the sun's atmosphere; visible as a white halo during a solar eclipse
2. an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint

  Familiarity information: AUREOLE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


AUREOLE (noun)


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Meaning:

The outermost region of the sun's atmosphere; visible as a white halo during a solar eclipse

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Synonyms:

aureole; corona

Hypernyms ("aureole" is a kind of...):

glow; glowing; radiance (the amount of electromagnetic radiation leaving or arriving at a point on a surface)

Holonyms ("aureole" is a part of...):

nimbus; nimbus cloud; rain cloud (a dark grey cloud bearing rain)


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Meaning:

An indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

gloriole; halo; aura; aureole; nimbus; glory

Hypernyms ("aureole" is a kind of...):

light; lightness (the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures)


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