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 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, "‘Unserviced’: Why some Western Alaska villages lack basic sanitation infrastructure," 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, "Godard Speaks on Cinematic and Scientific Viruses," 1 May 2020 In the morning, the elevator returned the kelp to the sunlit surface. Maurice Roper, National Geographic, "THE BEST OF NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC DELIVERED TO YOUR INBOX," 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, "Did Moms Exist Before Social Media?," 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, "Fall in Love With the Sun Again," 30 Jan. 2020 At the threshold of her bright, sunlit apartment, Goloborodko strips off her work clothes. S. Whitney Holmes, The New Yorker, "The Worries of a Doctor Treating Patients in New York City’s Coronavirus Cluster," 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, "Good News: You Can Recreate a Scene From "Emma" With This Wallpaper," 1 Apr. 2020 The road margin beyond the fence gets mowed, making the sunlit edge a natural spot for fresh greenery. Bill Heavey, Field & Stream, "One Truly Crazy Shed Hunt," 6 Mar. 2020

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1784, in the meaning defined above

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“Sunlit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of sunlit

: lighted by the sun


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

Kids Definition of sunlit

: lighted by the sun sunlit fields

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