auroral

[ aw-rawr-uh l, aw-rohr-, uh-rawr-, uh-rohr- ]
/ ɔˈrɔr əl, ɔˈroʊr-, əˈrɔr-, əˈroʊr- /

adjective

of or like the dawn.
pertaining to the aurora borealis or aurora australis.

Nearby words

  1. aurochs,
  2. aurora,
  3. aurora australis,
  4. aurora borealis,
  5. aurorae,
  6. auroral zone,
  7. aurorean,
  8. aurous,
  9. aurum,
  10. aurungzeb

Origin of auroral

First recorded in 1545–55; auror(a) + -al1

Related formsau·ro·ral·ly, adverb

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Word Origin and History for auroral

auroral

adj.

1550s, "pertaining to dawn," from aurora + -al (1). Meaning "of the color of dawn" is from 1827; "of the aurora" from 1828.

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