sun·​roof ˈsən-ˌrüf How to pronounce sunroof (audio)
: a panel in an automobile roof that can be opened

Examples of sunroof in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Wind trim adds dual sunroofs, embossed seating surfaces, and a heated steering wheel. PCMAG, 11 May 2024 And as a shopping writer who lives in Hawai’i, my standard for a quality cover-up is through the roof — ideally a sunroof. Grace Smith, Peoplemag, 10 May 2024 The 1200 had plentiful seating fore and aft, capable of carrying 12 passengers, along with a nice selection of gizmos, including dual electric sunroofs, gullwing doors, and side-platform doors with windows. Chloe Braithwaite, Robb Report, 2 May 2024 Instead of promptly ingesting a few gallons, flooding the cabin, and expiring, the U8 calmly shuts down the engine, closes its windows, switches the air conditioning to recirculate, opens the sunroof as an emergency exit, and keeps right on going. Alistair Charlton, WIRED, 19 Apr. 2024 The team also installed a laminated sunroof, darkened the windows, added a one-piece opening tailgate, and finished the exterior in Rolls-Royce Mason Black paint. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 19 Mar. 2024 Twin sunroofs — the front opening, the rear fixed — let in all the sunlight anyone could want. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 19 Mar. 2024 For instance, Rogers chose to forgo the carbon-fiber roof for a steel one in order to incorporate a sunroof, which adds more mass to the top of the car. Basem Wasef, Robb Report, 6 Mar. 2024 Stand-alone options include: 19-inch wheels, a panoramic sunroof, leather seats, heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, second-row side-impact airbags, third-row seating and a hands-free power liftgate. James Raia, The Mercury News, 3 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sunroof was in 1928

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“Sunroof.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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sun·​roof -ˌrüf How to pronounce sunroof (audio)
: a panel in the roof of an automobile that can be opened
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