aura (of something) a feeling or particular quality that is very noticeable and seems to surround a person or place She always has an aura of confidence. The mountains have a magical aura. Word Origin late Middle English (originally denoting a gentle breeze): via Latin from Greek,
‘breeze, breath’. Current senses date from the 18th cent.Extra examples I felt an evil aura radiating from him. The picture seemed to take on the aura of an ancient work of art. The sunlight created an aura of beauty around her. There was always a faint aura of mystery about her.