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ha·lo

halo

 
 
pronunciation:
heI lo
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part of speech: noun
inflections: haloes, halos
definition 1: a circle of light shining around the head of a god, an angel, or a saint in a picture.
The painting shows a kneeling angel with a golden halo around her head.
definition 2: any circle or band of light that appears around a source of light, such as the sun or moon.
Word History
Halo comes from an ancient Greek word that means "a disk around the sun or moon."
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