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

Examples of sunbaked in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Seven days a week, dozens of retirees, college students, children and working parents flock to a sunbaked patch of pavement in this oceanside city just west of Santa Barbara. Los Angeles Times, 3 Mar. 2022 They were met at the door by two stray dogs lying in the sunbaked red dirt and a slender young Aboriginal woman wrapped in a surgical mask and blanket. Washington Post, 27 Sep. 2021 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, 16 Apr. 2020 The sunbaked towns; the sparkling, forlorn sea; the wildness and humanity of the island. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, 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, 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, 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, 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, 11 July 2019 See More

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First Known Use of sunbaked

1628, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Sunbaked.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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