sun·lit | \ˈsən-ˌlit \

Definition of sunlit 

: lighted by or as if by the sun

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The atelier is a small-but-sunlit two-room studio, and Zaldy and his three assistants use the space economically. Nicole Phelps, Vogue, "Zaldy Is the Designer RuPaul Wouldn’t Go Anywhere Without," 28 June 2018 The blockchain pointed the way to the sunlit uplands of a genuinely decentralized world. Gideon Lewis-kraus, WIRED, "The Blockchain: A Love Story—And a Horror Story," 18 June 2018 Leave No Trace opens in the sunlit woods, the warm green tones in sympathy with Will and Tom's affection as they forage for food. J.r. Jones, Chicago Reader, "Leave No Trace approaches homelessness on the most intimate terms," 11 July 2018 There were two types this day — asada and pork al pastor — both sizzling in piles, ready to go from the sunlit griddle ($2.50 apiece). Alex Kiesig, idahostatesman, "'I love this city': Eat your way through the Capital City Public Market," 6 July 2018 Kenneth Broux, a currency and rates strategist at Societe Generale in London, typically arrives at work around 7 a.m., grabs a coffee and settles into his sunlit desk. Sarah Ponczek,, "Trump Twitter risk adds a new wild card to Friday's jobs report," 5 July 2018 All reveled among the house’s shocking-pink decor and sunlit views. Vogue, "Schiaparelli Hosts a Colorful Bash at Its Atelier," 3 July 2018 Listening to the new album is like diving into a glistening, sunlit pool only to find out its only two feet deep — and there’s a chimera at the bottom. Sarah Bahr, Indianapolis Star, "5 ways Paramore mixed past and present at the Lawn," 2 July 2018 In the far distance, flickering blues and silvers delineate a sunlit coastline. Sidney Lawrence, WSJ, "A Muse Embedded in Mystery," 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of sunlit

1784, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of sunlit

: lighted by the sun


sun·lit | \ˈsən-ˌlit \

Kids Definition of sunlit

: lighted by the sun sunlit fields

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