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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This gives the average 9-5 adult very little time to enjoy sunlight. Dan Nosowitz, Popular Mechanics, "Daylight Savings Time Is Actually a Good Thing," 4 Mar. 2019 Solar thermal systems direct concentrated sunlight to a central tower to heat molten salt, which can store that heat for a long time before it's used. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "Using molten salt to store electricity isn’t just for solar thermal plants," 24 Dec. 2018 But this is not a universally held opinion; other theorists said the CDLs would have been easy targets for German 88mm guns using filters designed for bright sunlight. David Hambling, Popular Mechanics, "The Long, Weird History of Strobe Weapons," 11 Feb. 2019 By contrast, the Southern Hemisphere reaches peak sunlight on December 21, 22, or 23 and the north hits peak darkness — that’s our winter solstice. Brian Resnick, Vox, "The winter solstice is Friday: 8 things to know about the shortest day of the year," 18 Dec. 2018 Plants can be finicky, requiring the right amount of sunlight and water to grow. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "Trees Don't Absorb Enough Carbon to Stave Off Climate Change, Says Study," 24 Jan. 2019 For a once-in-a-lifetime experience, Substation Curaçao offers mini-submarine tours traveling up to 1,000 feet below the surface of the sea, where coral, fish, and shipwrecks can be spotted (and eventually, sunlight all but disappears). Kaitlin Menza, Town & Country, "The Best Things to Do, Eat, and See in Curaçao," 8 Jan. 2019 That sunlight will barely creep over the horizon line. Brian Resnick, Vox, "The winter solstice is incredibly beautiful in America’s northernmost city," 20 Dec. 2018 Choose a windowsill that faces south or southwest, which will get the brightest and most hours of sunlight per day. East- and west-facing windows often work okay. Arricca Elin Sansone, Country Living, "How to Grow an Indoor Herb Garden That Actually Stays Alive All Winter," 7 Dec. 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

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

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