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 olive green sunburst dial really helps this Nautilus stand out. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 7 July 2021 On the altar, before pink hydrangeas, stood a liturgical vessel shaped like a golden sunburst. New York Times, 26 June 2021 The Avery-Bennett clock has a polychrome red case with bronze moldings, as well as a black dial face and bronze sunburst behind its hands., 16 June 2021 The latter inspired the spring and summer 2021 fashion collections for men and women that boast palm tree and sunburst patterns. Los Angeles Times, 26 May 2021 Choose from natural, black and sunburst finishes to personalize your instrument. Ivana Chavez,, 18 Apr. 2021 The school seal depicts a daisy bending toward a sunburst. Billy Jean Louis,, 16 Apr. 2021 First up is a brand new olive green sunburst dial in the stainless steel Ref. Paige Reddinger, Robb Report, 7 Apr. 2021 Items for sale include vintage auto memorabilia, a Rolleiflex camera, Eames and Knoll Bertoia diamond chairs, and a George Nelson sunburst clock by Howard Miller. Miriam Marini, Detroit Free Press, 14 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of sunburst

circa 1815, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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9 Jul 2021

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“Sunburst.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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