sun·​roof | \ ˈsən-ˌrüf How to pronounce sunroof (audio) , -ˌru̇f \

Definition of sunroof

: a panel in an automobile roof that can be opened

Examples of sunroof in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Witnesses in Friday's fatal shooting told Halton Regional Police that a male suspect had fled the scene immediately following the shooting and authorities are now searching for gray four-door sedan similar to an Infiniti Q50 with a sunroof. Artemis Moshtaghian, CNN, "Canadian mobster killed in shooting, police say," 11 July 2020 And that price didn't include a sunroof or a power-opening trunk. Scott Oldham, Car and Driver, "2020 Cadillac CT4 450T Suffers from a Lack of Refinement," 8 July 2020 After the suspect crashed his car, he was seen climbing out of the sunroof and standing on top of his car. Mica Soellner, Washington Examiner, "Sixty arrested in Seattle as protesters feud with police after demise of CHOP," 3 July 2020 So if that means dancing through your car's open sunroof, rather than in a throng of sweaty strangers, then by all means go for it. Patrick Ryan, USA TODAY, "Drive-in concerts are here, but they aren't the answer to live music blues during coronavirus," 24 June 2020 Eduardo Flores rolled up into the parking lot in style, sticking out the sunroof of an SUV. Corbett Smith, Dallas News, "For graduates, North Texas schools find creative ways to create pomp, given the circumstances," 13 June 2020 That’s about 29 pounds less than a panoramic sunroof, but 44 pounds more than a simple steel roof. cleveland, "2020 Hyundai Sonata hybrid delivers 52 mpg, surprising features," 6 June 2020 The list of standard equipment is generous, including heated seats, adaptive cruise control, a touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone-mirroring software, and a sunroof. Joey Capparella, Car and Driver, "2020 Honda Civic Si Weeds Out the Poseurs," 5 June 2020 Sitting atop a slow-moving black Jetta on Spring Street with her legs dangling through the sunroof, Gianna held her small, clenched fist aloft. Los Angeles Times, "‘A good army’: L.A. protesters from diverse backgrounds converge on streets," 3 June 2020

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First Known Use of sunroof

1928, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sunroof was in 1928

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17 Jul 2020

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“Sunroof.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of sunroof

: a part of the roof of a car or truck that can be opened to let air and light in

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