sun·​lit | \ ˈsən-ˌlit How to pronounce sunlit (audio) \

Definition of sunlit

: lighted by or as if by the sun

Examples of sunlit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Biologists had always wondered why a fish that lives in the sunlit upper waters of the ocean would need one. Stephanie Pain, Smithsonian Magazine, 6 June 2022 Following his visit to St. Michael back in August, Weahkee and his staff spent the afternoon in the sunlit hallways of the hospital in Nome. Author: Jojo Phillips, Anchorage Daily News, 19 May 2020 Godard resides in the Swiss town of Rolle, where Baier made his pilgrimage to Godard’s sunlit workspace. Armond White, National Review, 1 May 2020 In the morning, the elevator returned the kelp to the sunlit surface. Maurice Roper, National Geographic, 30 Apr. 2020 Suddenly, the rough edges of mommy blogging’s early days were replaced with sunlit nurseries, crisp linen sheets and arranged flowers. New York Times, 16 Apr. 2020 In 2017, as Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 storm, made landfall in the Caribbean, a solar flare pointed right at Earth caused a radio blackout in sunlit parts of the world. Marina Koren, The Atlantic, 30 Jan. 2020 At the threshold of her bright, sunlit apartment, Goloborodko strips off her work clothes. S. Whitney Holmes, The New Yorker, 3 Apr. 2020 The movie's backdrop is a delightfully decadent swirl of sherbet hues, frilly drapery, and sunlit enfilades. Mary Elizabeth Andriotis, House Beautiful, 1 Apr. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of sunlit

1784, in the meaning defined above

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17 Jun 2022

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“Sunlit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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sun·​lit | \ ˈsən-ˌlit How to pronounce sunlit (audio) \

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: lighted by the sun sunlit fields

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