Definition of halo noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈheɪləʊ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈheɪloʊ//
    (pl. haloes, halos)
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  1. 1(in paintings, etc.) a circle of light shown around or above the head of a holy person She played the part of an angel, complete with wings and a halo. (figurative) a halo of white frizzy hair
  2. 2(informal) = corona
  3. Word Originmid 16th cent. (denoting a circle of light round the sun etc.): from medieval Latin, from Latin halos, from Greek halōs ‘disc of the sun or moon’.
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