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 During the day, those clouds can reflect sunlight, keeping the Earth cool. Wired, 28 July 2022 Some area ski resorts of the Alps, which rely on these glaciers, now cover them with white sheets to reflect sunlight and reduce melting. Reuters, NBC News, 26 July 2022 Close your shades or blinds to block sunlight passing through windows in your home. oregonlive, 23 July 2022 Officials in London are also wrapping the famous Hammersmith Bridge in foil to reflect sunlight and keep the bridge from overheating. Alexandra Meeks, CNN, 22 July 2022 The telescope’s detectors break apart the light, like a glass prism splitting sunlight into rainbow colors. Marina Koren, The Atlantic, 19 July 2022 For larger sweet potatoes, do not trim back vines; allow vines to spread and absorb sunlight. Christopher Michel, Country Living, 18 July 2022 The major contributor to this is the city’s buildings’ height and its dark, hard surfaces like asphalt and concrete that absorb sunlight and reflect heat says the report. Zachary Smith, cleveland, 1 July 2022 The tilt gives Earth its seasons, causing different parts of the planet to receive more or less sunlight. Aylin Woodward, WSJ, 20 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of sunlight

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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2 Aug 2022

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“Sunlight.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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