sunrise

noun
sun·​rise | \ ˈsən-ˌrīz How to pronounce sunrise (audio) \

Definition of sunrise

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : the apparent rising of the sun above the horizon also : the accompanying atmospheric effects
2 : the time when the upper limb of the sun appears above the horizon as a result of the diurnal rotation of the earth

Sunrise

geographical name
Sun·​rise | \ ˈsən-ˌrīz How to pronounce Sunrise (audio) \

Definition of Sunrise (Entry 2 of 2)

city in southeastern Florida west of Fort Lauderdale population 84,439

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Synonyms & Antonyms for sunrise

Synonyms: Noun

aurora, cockcrow, dawn, dawning, day, daybreak, daylight, light, morn, morning, sun, sunup

Antonyms: Noun

nightfall, sundown, sunset

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Examples of sunrise in a Sentence

Noun

We were up before sunrise. We worked from sunrise to sunset. We watched the sunrise from the beach. the pink light of sunrise
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Through the early 1950s, the schedule was short and dominated by classical music, opera and ballet, with each season opened by an Easter sunrise service. Christopher Reynolds, latimes.com, "Sitting in the palm of nature: The unique energy — and performances — of Colorado's Red Rocks Amphitheatre," 12 July 2018 In other words, the #Instagood private jet luncheons, sunrise balcony shots, and blissful brunch-in-bed scenarios populating our feeds take a lot of work. Katelyn Chef, Teen Vogue, "This Penthouse Apartment Was Designed for Influencer Photoshoots," 1 Oct. 2018 Tuggle said police would be looking at body-worn camera footage and gathering evidence, an activity that would continue after sunrise. Fox News, "Police: Suspect dead, officer wounded in Baltimore shootout," 24 Sep. 2018 Two other headlight reminders: Turn 'em on just before sunset and just after sunrise. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "QUIZ: Could You Still Pass a Basic Driver’s Ed Test?," 30 July 2018 My tent came equipped with its own personal deck, ideal for watching the sunrise. Michaela Bechler, Vogue, "How to Do Winter Glamping Right (Among Saguaros in Arizona)," 8 Jan. 2019 The most famous solstice celebration takes place at Stonehenge in the United Kingdom; thousands of people travel to the ancient and mysterious monument for both summer and winter solstice to connect with nature and watch the sunrise. Alessandra Rincón, Billboard, "Google Doodle Celebrates the Summer Solstice," 21 June 2018 One of the largest celebrations of the Solstice happens every year at Stonehenge, where thousands of people gather to watch the sunrise at the ancient site. Caroline Simon, USA TODAY, "The Summer Solstice isn't just about weather - it's also about romance," 21 June 2018 This year, roughly 9,500 people flocked to Stonehenge to watch the sunrise at 4:52 a.m. Patricia Madej, Philly.com, "Summer solstice 2018: What it is and how to celebrate in Philly," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of sunrise

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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sunrise

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sunrise

: the time when the sun appears above the horizon in the morning : dawn or daybreak
: the colors that are in the sky when the sun slowly appears above the horizon

sunrise

noun
sun·​rise | \ ˈsən-ˌrīz How to pronounce sunrise (audio) \

Kids Definition of sunrise

1 : the apparent rise of the sun above the horizon
2 : the light and color of the rise of the sun above the horizon
3 : the time at which the sun rises

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