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gloriole

[glawr-ee-ohl, glohr-] /ˈglɔr iˌoʊl, ˈgloʊr-/
noun
1.
a halo, nimbus, or aureole.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15; < Latin glōriola, equivalent to glōri(a) glory + -ola -ole1
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gloriole

/ˈɡlɔːrɪˌəʊl/
noun
1.
another name for a halo, nimbus (sense 2), nimbus (sense 3)
Word Origin
C19: from Latin glōriola, literally: a small glory
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