Meaning of “corona” in the English Dictionary

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"corona" in British English

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coronanoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /kəˈrəʊ.nə/ us /kəˈroʊ.nə/ plural coronae uk /-niː/ us /-niː/ specialized

Examples from literature

  • There the sun burned, and around it was an unmistakable corona. 
  • We know that during a total eclipse of the sun the moon is surrounded by a luminous corona. 

(Definition of “corona” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)