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

Definition of sunlight

: the light of the 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
Recent Examples on the Web The implied sunlight reflection on the water is a bonus. Peter Plagens, WSJ, 12 June 2021 For those longing for sunlight, Tuesday’s forecast is mostly sunny, with no precipitation. Clara Longo De Freitas,, 11 June 2021 Garlic and sunlight can worsen the symptoms, so people with porphyria might avoid it -- a habit some people attributed to vampirism. Kristen Rogers, CNN, 11 June 2021 With sunlight unable to penetrate the lagoon, seagrasses and other photosynthesizing organisms disappear. Elizabeth Pennisi, Science | AAAS, 10 June 2021 The flip-up cover design is made from tough, weather-resistant plastic that includes a UV additive to protect against sunlight. Chris Hachey, BGR, 10 June 2021 At 1,023 watts per centimeters squared, IBS physicists have achieved the equivalent of directing all the Earth’s sunlight onto an area many times smaller than the diameter of a human hair. Lindsey Mcginnis, The Christian Science Monitor, 9 June 2021 In 2012, the U.S. space agency reported that at least three were still standing, though all six have probably been bleached white by sunlight. Washington Post, 8 June 2021 Pinhole projectors shouldn’t be used to look directly at the Sun, but instead to project sunlight onto a surface. Leada Gore |, al, 8 June 2021

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First Known Use of sunlight

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sunlight was in the 13th century

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15 Jun 2021

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“Sunlight.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of sunlight

: the light of the sun


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