sunstruck

adjective

sun·​struck ˈsən-ˌstrək How to pronounce sunstruck (audio)
: affected or touched by the sun

Examples of sunstruck in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All of these are arrayed in the flat, sunstruck emptiness of Idaho and seem to operate on their own, without a person in sight until the very end. Roberta Smith, New York Times, 15 Apr. 2021 His gray eyes aimed skyward, in the direction of wispy clouds and sunstruck palms. Steve Lopezcolumnist, Los Angeles Times, 4 Sep. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1749, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sunstruck was in 1749

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Cite this Entry

“Sunstruck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sunstruck. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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