sunbaked

adjective

sun·​baked ˈsən-ˌbākt How to pronounce sunbaked (audio)
variants or sun-baked
1
: heated, parched, or compacted especially by excessive sunlight
2
: baked by exposure to sunshine

Examples of sunbaked in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Locals in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Paradise Valley are lining up for a chance to drink and dine at the Global Ambassador, the stylishly decadent new hotel bringing an international elegance to this sunbaked slice of the Southwest. Katie Kelly Bell, Robb Report, 11 Feb. 2024 The blue-and-white azulejos are reflected in the sunbaked beaches and enchanting blue water of the Atlantic coast. Christine Chitnis, Vogue, 6 Feb. 2024 But beneath all that sunbaked beauty is a story of grief, of coping with uncertainty in a changing world, of reaching out for human connection despite it all. The Glamour Editors, Glamour, 26 Dec. 2023 East Africa has just suffered its worst drought in 40 years, and its sunbaked soils are now deluged by the worst flooding in a century. Katharine Houreld, Washington Post, 2 Dec. 2023 The medieval ramparts ripple over the hill like the tail of a mighty dragon, and the panorama swings around from the sparkling sea and port to the sunbaked city and mountains. Lisa Johnson, Condé Nast Traveler, 20 Nov. 2023 So much dirt became airborne that even the Chiricahua Mountains, towering 6,000 feet above the sunbaked valley, would sometimes disappear. Kyle Paoletta, The New Republic, 30 Oct. 2023 His office occupied a circular tower atop a former Lockheed headquarters that then housed the Countrywide brass, and featured sweeping views of the sunbaked surrounding hills. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 18 July 2023 As a director, Slattery has an eye for the sunbaked Southwestern setting, and DP Mott Hupfel makes evocative use of the New Mexico locations, both the formidable wild spaces and the suburban flatness. Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1628, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of sunbaked was in 1628

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“Sunbaked.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sunbaked. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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sunbaked

adjective
sun·​baked ˈsən-ˌbākt How to pronounce sunbaked (audio)
1
: heated, parched, or compressed especially by too much sunlight
2
: baked by exposing to sunshine
sunbaked bricks

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