sun·​lit ˈsən-ˌlit How to pronounce sunlit (audio)
: lighted by or as if by the sun

Examples of sunlit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The west wing of the residence houses a formal dining room, a sunlit chef's kitchen and three en-suite bedrooms that are connected by a sitting room. Ingrid Vasquez, Peoplemag, 17 Nov. 2023 David Rockwell and his Rockwell Group, the theater and hospitality specialists from New York, have converted the center’s atrium into a handsome, sunlit, wide-open complex of terraced classrooms and breakout spaces. Michael Kimmelman, New York Times, 17 Nov. 2023 Inside, classrooms are stacked in a multistory configuration around a sunlit atrium. Lauren Lumpkin, Washington Post, 30 Oct. 2023 Top marks to Payne, too, for concluding his fable not with a hug but with a handshake, in a sunlit New Year. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, 27 Oct. 2023 Owner Janni Fenn, who runs the farm with her husband, Alex, showed me to my apartment — a sunlit second-floor space, its kitchen stocked with coffee, local butter, and chocolate milk that made for a hygge haven at the end of an exhilarating day. Regan Stephens, Travel + Leisure, 10 Sep. 2023 In the Instagram Story snap, a huge bouquet of white roses was laid out on a table by a sunlit window. Escher Walcott, Peoplemag, 1 Oct. 2023 John Szabo stepped out of the elevator and walked through the sunlit atrium of the Central Library. Jeffrey Fleishman, Los Angeles Times, 9 Aug. 2023 Curator Laurie Ann Farrell glances up across the tall, sunlit, central atrium of the African American Museum in Fair Park. Jerome Weeks, Dallas News, 13 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1784, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sunlit was in 1784

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“Sunlit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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sun·​lit -ˌlit How to pronounce sunlit (audio)
: lighted by or as if by the sun

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