Definition of sunrise
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
Examples of sunrise in a sentence
We were up before sunrise.
We worked from sunrise to sunset.
We watched the sunrise from the beach.
the pink light of sunrise
First Known Use of sunrise
Definition of Sunrise
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SUNRISE Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of sunrise for Students
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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