a distinctive and pervasive quality or character; air; atmosphere: an aura of respectability;an aura of friendliness.
a subtly pervasive quality or atmosphere seen as emanating from a person, place, or thing.
Pathology. a sensation, as of lights or a current of warm or cold air, preceding an attack of migraine or epilepsy.
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a companion of Artemis who bore twins to Dionysus. Zeus changed her into a spring because, in a fit of madness, she had killed one of her children.
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How to use aura in a sentence
“Magical, right,” then-pitching coach Paul Menhart said, meaning the aura over the whole camp.Nothing can spoil the first day of spring training. (Though covid sure is giving it a shot.) | Thomas M. Boswell | February 18, 2021 | Washington Post
Keeping them in the light is supposed to deplete their aura or something.Al Cohen, D.C. magic shop proprietor who knew all the tricks, dies at 94 | Matt Schudel | December 18, 2020 | Washington Post
Despite efforts like relaunching Reebok Classics a few years ago, the brand never regained much of its cool aura, retro or otherwise.
Yet, even as the club became more accessible, it retained its aura of indulgence.
Perhaps above all else, Kipchoge benefited from his own aura of invincibility.
Most of the Atari employees I saw projected an aura of almost delirious bliss.
The friendly aura vanished, her eyes dead, voice robotic and confident she was correct.Jeopardy! Champion Julia Collins’s Brain Feels Like Mush | Sujay Kumar | November 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
They shared a birthday—July 8—and Nelson always thought that bestowed some sort of personal aura on him.
It gives them all aura, a collective power, an almost animal force.
He was, in fact, of average height, but he had an aura like a pope or a head of state.
Some hidden magnetism burst from him like an aura, and his cold pasty face and light gray eyes flamed into positive beauty.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
Celuy pourra savoir l'aise qu'en avons receu et recevons, qui aura cogneu les dangers et necessits o nous estions.
I suppose there was an aura, a halo, some sort of effulgency about the place; for here I find you louder than the rest.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25) | Robert Louis Stevenson
Ma foi, je serais fch de le savoir, et je crois que l'auteur aura sagement fait de ne mettre personne dans son secret.Baron d'Holbach | Max Pearson Cushing
It might have been the aura of the two exquisite women, he thought.Mary Gray | Katharine Tynan
British Dictionary definitions for aura
a distinctive air or quality considered to be characteristic of a person or thing
any invisible emanation, such as a scent or odour
pathol strange sensations, such as noises in the ears or flashes of light, that immediately precede an attack, esp of epilepsy
(in parapsychology) an invisible emanation produced by and surrounding a person or object: alleged to be discernible by individuals of supernormal sensibility
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