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English noun: aura

1. aura (state) a sensation (as of a cold breeze or bright light) that precedes the onset of certain disorders such as a migraine attack or epileptic seizure

Broader (hypernym)symptom

2. aura (attribute) an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint

Synonymsaureole, gloriole, glory, halo, nimbus

Broader (hypernym)light, lightness

3. aura (attribute) a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing

SamplesAn air of mystery.
The house had a neglected air.
An atmosphere of defeat pervaded the candidate's headquarters.
The place had an aura of romance.

Synonymsair, atmosphere

Broader (hypernym)quality

Narrower (hyponym)mystique, note, vibe, vibration

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