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gloriole

[glawr-ee-ohl, glohr-]
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noun
  1. a halo, nimbus, or aureole.

Origin of gloriole

1805–15; < Latin glōriola, equivalent to glōri(a) glory + -ola -ole1
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British Dictionary definitions for gloriole

gloriole

noun
  1. another name for a halo, nimbus (def. 2), nimbus (def. 3)

Word Origin

C19: from Latin glōriola, literally: a small glory
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