noun \ˈsən-ˌrīz\

: the time when the sun appears above the horizon in the morning : dawn or daybreak

: the colors that are in the sky when the sun slowly appears above the horizon

Full Definition of SUNRISE

:  the apparent rising of the sun above the horizon; also :  the accompanying atmospheric effects
:  the time when the upper limb of the sun appears above the horizon as a result of the diurnal rotation of the earth

Examples of SUNRISE

  1. We were up before sunrise.
  2. We worked from sunrise to sunset.
  3. We watched the sunrise from the beach.
  4. the pink light of sunrise

First Known Use of SUNRISE

15th century


geographical name \ˈsən-ˌrīz\

Definition of SUNRISE

city SE Florida W of Fort Lauderdale pop 84,439


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