sun burst

sunburst

[suhn-burst]
noun
1.
a burst of sunlight; a sudden shining of the sun through rifted clouds.
2.
a firework, piece of jewelry, ornament, or the like, resembling the sun with rays issuing in all directions.
adjective
3.
Sewing. sewn or made to resemble a sunburst; having the rays or lines of design flared from a central point: sunburst pleats; sunburst tucks.

Origin:
1810–20; sun + burst

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sunburst (ˈsʌnˌbɜːst)
 
n
1.  a burst of sunshine, as through a break in the clouds
2.  a pattern or design resembling that of the sun
3.  a jewelled brooch with this pattern

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