sunburst

noun

sun·​burst ˈsən-ˌbərst How to pronounce sunburst (audio)
often attributive
1
: a flash of sunlight especially through a break in clouds
2
a
: 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 sunburst surrounding the star is meant to resemble a nova, a term astronomers use for a new star. Claire Reid, Journal Sentinel, 18 June 2024 An 18ct rose-gold case frames a black sunburst dial with elegant baton markers, while a subdued crown is set with a black onyx cabochon. Alexandra Zagalsky, theweek, 7 May 2024 Zendaya attended her first Met Gala at age 18, wearing a Fausto Puglisi creation that featured a red skirt, cascading train and sunburst pattern accents on the dress and accessories. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 May 2024 With its ebony-black sunburst dial and caliber 240 ultra-thin self-winding movement, the piece is a study in slim, rosy perfection. Victoria Gomelsky, Robb Report, 22 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for sunburst 

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1815, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of sunburst was circa 1815

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Cite this Entry

“Sunburst.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sunburst. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

sunburst

noun
sun·​burst ˈsən-ˌbərst How to pronounce sunburst (audio)
1
: a flash of sunlight especially through a break in the clouds
2
a
: a jeweled pin representing a sun surrounded by rays
b
: a design in the form of rays extending from a central point

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