sunrise

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noun sun·rise \ˈsən-ˌrīz\

Definition of sunrise

  1. 1 :  the apparent rising of the sun above the horizon; also :  the accompanying atmospheric effects

  2. 2 :  the time when the upper limb of the sun appears above the horizon as a result of the diurnal rotation of the earth

Examples of sunrise in a sentence

  1. We were up before sunrise.

  2. We worked from sunrise to sunset.

  3. We watched the sunrise from the beach.

  4. the pink light of sunrise

15th Century

First Known Use of sunrise

15th century


Sunrise

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geographical name Sun·rise \ˈsən-ˌrīz\

Definition of Sunrise

  1. city SE Florida W of Fort Lauderdale pop 84,439


SUNRISE Defined for English Language Learners

sunrise

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noun sun·rise \ˈsən-ˌrīz\

Definition of sunrise for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

sunrise

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noun sun·rise \ˈsən-ˌrīz\

Definition of sunrise for Students

  1. 1 :  the apparent rise of the sun above the horizon

  2. 2 :  the light and color of the rise of the sun above the horizon

  3. 3 :  the time at which the sun rises



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