halo


halo

noun

Definition of HALO

1
a special quality or impression associated with something <the halo of unimpeachable honesty in which the politician had long basked>
2
an artistic rendering of radiant light around the head or body of a sacred personage <a naturalistic depiction of Saint Peter that shows him as a humble fisherman and without the traditional halo>
Synonyms glory, halo, nimbus
Related Words starburst, sunburst; aura, corona

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