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See glory.

[French, from Latin glōriola, diminutive of glōria, glory.]


(Physical Geography) another name for halo, nimbus2, nimbus3
[C19: from Latin glōriola, literally: a small glory]


(ˈglɔr iˌoʊl, ˈgloʊr-)

a halo, nimbus, or aureole.
[1805–15; < Latin glōriola=glōri(a) glory + -ola -ole1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gloriole - an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saintgloriole - 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"


nGloriole f, → Heiligenschein m
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105) Its function as a conduit is emphasized through the celestial light emanating from the Highest through His Son and disseminating in luminous radiance around the monstrance but also, in an implied upward movement, through the succession of circular shapes of increasing size--the monstrance itself and the glorioles surrounding the Holy Spirit, as represented in the dove, and, most splendidly, the triumphant Christ.
Je connais au contraire des femmes qui ont su garer leurs maris de toute industrie et les ont aides a mepriser les petites vanites, petites glorioles imbeciles