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[suhn-lahyt] /ˈsʌnˌlaɪt/
the light of the sun; sunshine.
Origin of sunlight
1175-1225; Middle English sonneliht. See sun, light1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Added to that, universities don't want the ideological make-up of their professors to undergo too much sunlight.
  • Throngs of students were out that day, lounging in the kind of late-summer sunlight that keeps brochure photographers in business.
  • Do make sure to set up your schedule so you get out in the sunlight.
  • Ward is more inclined toward orbiting sunshades that would cut down on the amount of sunlight hitting the planet.
  • On the one hand, it is kind of pretty, shiny things that catch the sunlight.
  • It had long been dogged by a stereotype as a place for nerds and social misfits who shun sunlight and conversation.
  • sunlight streamed through the winter-bare canopies of the tupelos and cypresses.
  • Collect sunlight and extract useful forms of energy from it, rather than expending energy on air conditioning.
  • Imagine a sculpture that could help make the air cleaner simply by sparkling in the sunlight.
  • sunlight bores in through a few knotholes in the siding.
British Dictionary definitions for sunlight


the light emanating from the sun
an area or the time characterized by sunshine
Derived Forms
sunlit, adjective
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Word Origin and History for sunlight

c.1200; see sun (n.) + light (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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