ha·​la·​tion hā-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce halation (audio)
: the spreading of light beyond its proper boundaries in a developed photographic image
: a bright ring that sometimes surrounds a bright object on a television screen

Examples of halation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, while the ability to generate the color, warmth, reflection, and even halation of fire is great, that’s far from everything needed to achieve a photorealistic render. Matt Crisara, Popular Mechanics, 25 Apr. 2023

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Word History


halo + -ation

First Known Use

1859, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of halation was in 1859

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“Halation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/halation. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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