sun·​baked | \ ˈsən-ˌbākt How to pronounce sunbaked (audio) \
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Definition of sunbaked

1 : heated, parched, or compacted especially by excessive sunlight
2 : baked by exposure to sunshine

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Recent Examples on the Web Though the region has not gotten much attention from the very top tiers of international wine society, the Negev’s wines consistently net good scores from wine critics, and their strong, sunbaked flavors are considered distinctive by connoisseurs. Yadid Levy, Smithsonian Magazine, "Why Wines From Israel’s Negev Desert May Represent the Future of Viticulture," 16 Apr. 2020 The sunbaked towns; the sparkling, forlorn sea; the wildness and humanity of the island. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "The 87 Greatest Travel Books of All Time, According to Authors," 8 Jan. 2020 To the south lies the sunbaked husk of a port city called Sumhuram, supposed home of the Queen of Sheba, who wooed King Solomon some 3,000 years ago with piles of precious resin. April Long, Town & Country, "Why Frankincense Is Suddenly So Smoking Hot," 5 Dec. 2019 The sunbaked chars are shaped like fish, clouds, teardrops, and perhaps 200 of them dot the middle reaches of the Brahmaputra downstream from Guwahati. Paul Salopek, National Geographic, "Following a river of questions in eastern India," 16 Oct. 2019 All too often, food put out for a backyard party is left in the heat for hours — think about arriving on the later side to a summer shindig to face a sunbaked macaroni salad with a suspicious-looking crust. Ellie Krieger, Washington Post, "These gadgets will keep summer dining safe," 26 June 2019 Dozens of hotels opened, strategically decorated to satisfy the fantasy of finding one’s own place in a sunbaked land of lavender and sunflower fields. Alexander Lobrano, WSJ, "The New Provence: From Quaint to Uber-Chic," 11 July 2019 Football fans drive south down Interstate 57 from Chicago by the thousands to watch players run drills on four sunbaked athletic fields at Olivet Nazarene University. Robert Channick,, "Bears training camp puts sleepy Bourbonnais on the tourism map for two weeks each summer. It could get busier this year.," 27 June 2019 Smorgasburg’s vendors are arrayed in rows on Tingey Plaza, a sunbaked brick square that surrounds a squat, industrial World War I-era electrical substation. Washington Post, "How to survive Smorgasburg, D.C.’s hottest new foodie destination," 21 June 2019

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1628, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Sunbaked.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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