Friday, October 18, 2013
aureole noun [AWR-ee-ohl] a radiance surrounding the head or the whole figure in the representation of a sacred personage.
Definitions for aureole
- a radiance surrounding the head or the whole figure in the representation of a sacred personage.
- any encircling ring of light or color; halo.
- Astronomy. corona.
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Citations for aureole
It illuminated the words on Sir Philip's monument, and then touched the small head below it, till it shone with a living glory, lighting the pale, serene face, so that it seemed to Sir Philip that the aureole of a saint had surrounded her.
…her hair was all creped into a filmy golden aureole round her face.