Definition Of nimbus


a large gray rain cloud.

nimbus clouds

a luminous cloud or a halo surrounding a supernatural being or a saint.

This boy monk had a halo around him, a nimbus of purity, divinity, and godliness.

Example Of nimbus

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  • a nimbus of power played around him, brighter than lightning

  • A broken skein of clouds, outracing the birds underneath, abruptly halts, spins and dissolves into a moist nimbus .

  • A dull robin's egg-blue canvas, bearing ever-so-faint gray diagonal streaks that recall dark nimbus clouds, functions mainly as a visual texture.

  • A rosy nimbus surrounded him and the lifeless body, which slowly sat up.

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