Definition of Gloriole

1. Noun. An indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint.

Exact synonyms: Aura, Aureole, Glory, Halo, Nimbus
Generic synonyms: Light, Lightness



Definition of Gloriole

1. n. An aureole.

Definition of Gloriole

1. Noun. halo ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gloriole

1. a halo [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gloriole

gloriations
glorie
gloried
glories
glorieth
gloriette
glorification
glorifications
glorified
glorifier
glorifiers
glorifies
glorifieth
glorify
glorifying
gloriole (current term)
glorioles
gloriosa
gloriosas
glorious
gloriously
gloriousness
gloriousnesses
glory-hole
glory-holes
glory-of-the-snow
glory box
glory boxes
glory days

Literary usage of Gloriole

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1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"180. gloriole (glo'ri-61), n. [= F. gloriole, < L. ... Sappho, with that gloriole Of ebon hair on calmed brows. ..."

2. A Second Series of Curiosities of Literature: Consisting of Researches in by Isaac Disraeli (1824)
"He invented gloriole as a contemptuous diminutive of gloire ; to describe that vanity of some egotists, so proud of the small talents which they may have ..."

3. French Readings from Roman History by Charles Colbeck (1886)
"Cp. Ma gloriole d'auteur est satisfaite. 22. Tusculum, in Latium, ten miles south-east of Rome, the birthplace of Cato Censor. 23. Catilina ; see pp. ..."

4. Convention by National Electric Light Association Convention, National Independent Meat Packers Association, University of Georgia College of Agriculture, University of Georgia Dept. of Food Science (1897)
"... no doubt these statistics are honestly, though ignoranti)-, compiled, deceiving the taxpayer into the belief that their venture is a gloriole C The ..."

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