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Definition of "aura" []

  • An invisible breath, emanation, or radiation. (noun)
  • A distinctive but intangible quality that seems to surround a person or thing; atmosphere: An aura of defeat pervaded the candidate's headquarters. (noun)
  • Pathology A sensation, as of a cold breeze or a bright light, that precedes the onset of certain disorders, such as an epileptic seizure or an attack of migraine. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "aura" in a sentence
  • "A standstill, to which the suspicious word "communication" lends a certain aura, is making headway."
  • "She will wear instead what she refers to as an aura blue dress."
  • "The word aura, which is of Latin origin and first appeared in the 1300s, means gentle breeze or breath of air."