noun sun·rise \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 Sun·rise \ˈsən-ˌrīz\

Definition of SUNRISE

city SE Florida W of Fort Lauderdale pop 84,439


Next Word in the Dictionary: sunrise clamPrevious Word in the Dictionary: sunray (adjective)All Words Near: sunrise
May 26, 2015
sacrilegious Hear it
grossly irreverent
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears