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aureole

au·re·ole

aureole

 
pronunciation:
aw ri ol
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part of speech: noun
definition: an encircling region of light, esp. in artistic representations of a god or holy figure, or around an astronomical object such as the moon; halo; corona.
The silvery aureole around the moon made it appear both beautiful and ghostly.
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derivation: aureola (n.)