A Word A Day : Aureole
Sunday, 7th October 2007 : Today's Word is ...
Aureole( Noun )
Pronunciation : áwree-ol
1. Sun’s Corona
2. Bright Circle of Light
3. A painted or carved representation of a circle of light around the head of a divine being or a saintEtymology:
Mid-19th century - Via French - late Latin corona aureola "golden crown"Synonyms:
Halo, Corona, Nimbus, Nimbus Cloud, Rain Cloud, Glowing, Radiance, GlowAntonyms:
Dark CloudContextual Examples:
• A glow of life seemed like an aureole
to shine about her.
• The convict's shirt, open in large, broad folds, left bare the neck, delicate as a woman's, and made for that youthful face an aureole
, of innocence, of martyrdom.Related Words:
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