noun, often attributive
sun·​burst | \ ˈsən-ˌbərst How to pronounce sunburst (audio) \

Definition of sunburst

1 : a flash of sunlight especially through a break in clouds
2a : a jeweled brooch representing a sun surrounded by rays
b : a design in the form of rays diverging from a central point

Examples of sunburst in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The halter-style design featured a plunging neckline and sunburst pleating with an open back. Nicole Briese, Peoplemag, 22 Sep. 2022 Learn how to use paint to create a dramatic sunburst on the ceiling. Megan Boettcher, Better Homes & Gardens, 20 Sep. 2022 The two hold hands surrounded by roses, hearts and a sunburst, their love etched into the bark of a tree, a house in the background. Susan Dunne, Hartford Courant, 3 July 2022 The Defy Skyline, with a 41mm steel case, comes with a black, white or blue sunburst dial. Carol Besler, Robb Report, 2 Feb. 2022 Admired through the sapphire crystal caseback, is Tutima’s manual-wound Caliber 617 featuring traditional Glashütte sunburst finishing and 65 hours power reserve. Joseph Deacetis, Forbes, 25 Jan. 2022 Its green sunburst dial is accented with white gold applied hour markers, a date window and signature Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 5 Nov. 2021 Travel Time Chronograph in 18-karat gold with a blue sunburst dial ($106,452) is now on the table. Paige Reddinger, Robb Report, 7 Apr. 2021 The stainless-steel watch features a silver sunburst dial with a tachymeter scale and an Alpa handset. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 9 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of sunburst

circa 1815, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of sunburst was circa 1815

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1 Oct 2022

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“Sunburst.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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