sunlight

noun
sun·​light | \ ˈsən-ˌlīt How to pronounce sunlight (audio) \

Definition of sunlight

: the light of the sun : sunshine

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Synonyms for sunlight

Synonyms

sun, sunshine

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Examples of sunlight in a Sentence

Sunlight streamed through the windows. let's raise the shades and let in some sunlight

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Just make sure to keep them in a cool spot out of direct sunlight. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "12 Foods You’re Probably Refrigerating That You Actually Shouldn’t," 16 Apr. 2019 Within seconds, aquanaut Robert Carmichael and I were enveloped by a vibrant shade of blue, watching streaks of sunlight pierce the water’s surface. David Keyton, The Seattle Times, "Off the Seychelles, a dive into a never-seen landscape," 13 Apr. 2019 New green leaves are pushing themselves into the sunlight as plants build the solar panels that will fuel them throughout the year. Helen Czerski, WSJ, "Colors That Only Bees and Birds Can See," 3 Apr. 2019 When the operable walls are open, the house is full of sunlight. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Sliding walls open this modern house to the outdoors," 7 Nov. 2018 This is partly because the intensity of the sunlight is far higher without the Earth’s atmosphere absorbing large amounts on its way through to the surface. Charles W. Dunnill, Scientific American, "Method of Making Oxygen from Water in Zero Gravity Raises Hope for Long-Distance Space Travel," 10 July 2018 And what units are used to measure the strength of sunlight? Tom Skilling, chicagotribune.com, "Ask Tom: How much stronger is sunlight in June?," 27 June 2018 That means that different parts of earth receive different amount of sunlight through the year, resulting in seasons and solstices. Madeline Farber, Fox News, "A guide to summer solstice, from Stonehenge to the earth's tilt," 21 June 2018 Research published last year has bolstered the theory that our nocturnal forebears were able to emerge, blinking into sunlight, only upon the demise of the ravenous, day-living dinosaurs, and become the new kings of the land. Christopher Solomon, Outside Online, "Humans Are Turning Mammals More Nocturnal," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of sunlight

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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sunlight

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sunlight

: the light of the sun

sunlight

noun
sun·​light | \ ˈsən-ˌlīt How to pronounce sunlight (audio) \

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