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n. - An indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint; The outermost region of the sun's atmosphere.

Usage examples (31)
  • Three rings surround the central aureole of this lunar corona imaged by Lauri Kangas ( site ) on 31st January 2004.
  • Far off and far up there was a glow of rosy light, and within the aureole was her face, full of sorrow, looking at me with pity in every feature.
  • It gave to her a kind of aureole, as if her beauty shed a lustre round her.
  • A more usual name is "aureole", which in a restricted sense means an oval or elliptical ray of light like a medallion. for more
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  • A dentist fixes an "areole" (small pit or cavity) in your tooth. An astronomer studies the "areolas" (dark-colored rings) around Saturn and the "aureoles" or "aureolas" (rings of light) around eclipses.
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