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au·re·ole

 (ôr′ē-ōl′) also au·re·o·la (ô-rē′ə-lə)
n.
1. A circular or oval light surrounding the head or body of a representation of a deity or holy person; a halo.
2. Astronomy See corona.

[Middle English, from Late Latin (corōna) aureola, golden (crown), feminine of Latin aureolus, golden, from aureus, from aurum, gold.]

aureole

(ˈɔːrɪˌəʊl) or

aureola

n
1. (Art Terms) (esp in paintings of Christian saints and the deity) a border of light or radiance enveloping the head or sometimes the whole of a figure represented as holy
2. a less common word for halo
3. (Astronomy) another name for corona2
[C13: from Old French auréole, from Medieval Latin (corōna) aureola golden (crown), from Latin aureolus golden, from aurum gold]

au•re•ole

(ˈɔr iˌoʊl)

also au•re•o•la

(ɔˈri ə lə, əˈri-)

n., pl. -oles also -o•las.
1. a radiance surrounding the head or the whole figure of a sacred personage.
2. any encircling ring of light or color; halo.
4. a zone of altered country rock around an igneous intrusion.
[1175–1225; Middle English < Latin aureola (corona) golden (crown)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aureole - the outermost region of the sun's atmosphereaureole - the outermost region of the sun's atmosphere; visible as a white halo during a solar eclipse
nimbus, nimbus cloud, rain cloud - a dark grey cloud bearing rain
glowing, radiance, glow - the amount of electromagnetic radiation leaving or arriving at a point on a surface
2.aureole - an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saintaureole - an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint
lightness, light - the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures; "he could paint the lightest light and the darkest dark"
Translations

aureole

[ˈɔːrɪəʊl] Naureola f

aureole

n (Astron) → Korona f; (because of haze) → Hof m, → Aureole f; (Art) → Aureole f
References in classic literature ?
in the air, in the manner of a rainbow; but the aureola is conferred
OBSERVE UN POCO EN semanas pasadas la tracala trepidante propia de las expediciones papales al Mexico esperanzado: las musicas de aspartame y las arquitecturas de paspartu, las multitudes ululantes y aleladas, los desfiles de obispos que usan incienso como desodorante y hostias como botana; los politiquillos con sus aureolas de circunstancia, hechas de saliva y mocos.
Eso lo interpreta en los 60 objetos, como en Aureolas sobre idolos u Ojo de la serpiente.
Se presume que en los granitos rapakivi la composicion de la aureola rapakivi es similar a la de las plagioclasas presentes en la matriz, y que la albita exsuelta, al no tener tendencia a producir aureolas de oligoclasa entorno a los ovoides de feldespato alcalino, forma la albita intersticial y las aureolas de mirmequita (Ramo and Haapala, 1995) -presentes en las muestras.