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Aurora

Au·ro·ra

Aurora

 
 
pronunciation:
ro r
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
inflections: aurorae, auroras
definition 1: in Roman mythology, the goddess of dawn.
definition 2: (l.c.) the dawn or beginning of something.
The treaty brought about the aurora of peace.
similar words:
morning
definition 3: (l.c.) bands or streamers of light that appear in the sky at night in areas around the magnetic poles, caused by solar particles striking atoms in the outer part of the earth's atmosphere. (see aurora australis, aurora borealis.)
While camping in the north one summer, we experienced the beautiful sight of an aurora in the night sky.
 
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