auroral

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From aurora + -al.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɔːˈɹɔəɹəl/, /ɔːˈɹɔːɹəl/

Adjective[edit]

auroral (comparative more auroral, superlative most auroral)

  1. Pertaining to the dawn; dawning, eastern, like a new beginning.
    • 1902, William James, The Varieties of Religious Experience, Folio Society 2008, p. 227:
      This auroral openness and uplift gives to all creative ideal levels a bright and carolling quality, which is nowhere more marked than where the controlling emotion is religious.
  2. Rosy in colour, blushing, roseate.
  3. Pertaining to the aurora borealis.

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