sunlight

noun
sun·light | \ ˈsən-ˌlīt \

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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The analysis looked at overnight temperatures, hours of sunlight and the probability of high humidity in all 50 states for the past 36 years. Weldon B. Johnson, azcentral, "Sleepless in Arizona? It's that time of year," 13 July 2018 More sunlight per square meter strikes the country than just about any other, and powerful winds buffet its south and west coasts. Robert F. Service, Science | AAAS, "Ammonia—a renewable fuel made from sun, air, and water—could power the globe without carbon," 12 July 2018 Near dawn and dusk, refracted sunlight filtered through the stratus can create a kaleidoscope of color for a few minutes and add to the phenomenon. Tom Stienstra, SFChronicle.com, "’Tis the season for ‘Dancing with Fog’," 12 July 2018 Now we are seated at wood tables in the back of the general store, looking out screen windows as the sunlight wanes over the fields of Coonamessett Farm. Devra First, BostonGlobe.com, "What’s on the menu at Falmouth’s Buffalo Jump? ‘Weird food that only weirdos like’," 11 July 2018 The silver sparkled in the late Sunday afternoon sunlight as the Stanley Cup made its way toward Red Square. Isabelle Khurshudyan, chicagotribune.com, "Alex Ovechkin brings the Stanley Cup to his homeland of Russia: 'It was incredible'," 9 July 2018 Where there's sunlight, there's the potential for a burn, says Mary L. Stevenson, MD, of the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology at NYU Langone Health. Sarah Klein, Health.com, "8 Questions You're Too Embarrassed to Ask About Sun Protection," 3 July 2018 Using things like window coverings to their full advantage in the middle of the day [can] keep your house cooler by keeping that sunlight from coming in, particularly if you are gone during day, and in rooms that face west or south. NBC News, "How to keep your house cool without running up your utility bill," 28 June 2018 Over a full day, incoming sunlight is six times stronger in June than in December. Tom Skilling, chicagotribune.com, "Ask Tom: How much stronger is sunlight in June?," 27 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 \

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