• WordNet 3.6
    • n gloriole an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Gloriole An aureole.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gloriole A glory.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Gloriole a halo or glory
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. gloriola, a small glory, dim. of gloria, glory
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. glorie—L. gloria (for cloria), akin to clarus, from root of L. cluēre, Gr. klu-ein, to be famed; Eng. loud.


In poetry:

As a gloriole sign o’ grace,
Goldilocks, ah fall and flow,
On the blooming, childlike face,
Dimple, dimple, come and go. Give her time; on grass and sky
Let her gaze if she be fain: As they looked ere he drew nigh,
They will never look again.
"Brothers, And A Sermon" by Jean Ingelow

In news:

Also known as a nimbus, icebow, or gloriole.
Also known as a nimbus, icebow or gloriole.