sun·​bathe ˈsən-ˌbāt͟h How to pronounce sunbathe (audio)
sunbathed; sunbathing; sunbathes
sunbather noun

Examples of sunbathe in a Sentence

People were sunbathing on the beach.
Recent Examples on the Web Both 18 years old, the women were sunbathing on the sand near Daytona's strip of coastal hotels on Monday afternoon when the patrol car ran them over, said Tamra Malphurs, the interim director of Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue, in a statement. Emily Mae Czachor, CBS News, 29 May 2024 Guests can snorkel among sea turtles, sharks, and stingrays; hike by sunbathing sea lions; and visit the Cerro Colorado Tortoise Protection and Growing Centre. Stephanie Vermillion, Condé Nast Traveler, 11 Apr. 2023 Two women were struck and injured by a Daytona Beach safety patrol car while sunbathing on Monday, May 27, 2024. Emily Mae Czachor, CBS News, 29 May 2024 Dozens of people sunbathed on the seawall; others sipped Spritzes at the cafés lining the promenade. David Amsden, Travel + Leisure, 14 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for sunbathe 

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Word History


back-formation from sunbather

First Known Use

1917, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sunbathe was in 1917

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Cite this Entry

“Sunbathe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition


sun·​bathe -ˌbāt͟h How to pronounce sunbathe (audio)
: to expose oneself to sunlight or a sunlamp especially to get a tan
sunbather noun
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