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gloriole

[ glawr-ee-ohl, glohr- ]
/ ˈglɔr iˌoʊl, ˈgloʊr- /
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noun
a halo, nimbus, or aureole.
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Origin of gloriole

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

gloriole
/ (ˈɡlɔːrɪˌəʊl) /

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

Word Origin for gloriole

C19: from Latin glōriola, literally: a small glory
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