Definition of NIMBUS

a special quality or impression associated with something <fans are inevitably disappointed when the nimbus of glamour about their favorite celebrity turns out to be an illusion>
an artistic rendering of radiant light around the head or body of a sacred personage <the nimbi for the sculpted figures around the exterior of the church are simple disks about the saints' heads>
Synonyms glory, halo, nimbus
Related Words starburst, sunburst; aura, corona

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