sun·​tan·​ning | \ ˈsən-ˌta-niŋ How to pronounce suntanning (audio) \

Definition of suntanning

: the process of tanning the skin by exposure to the sun or artificial light

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Other Words from suntanning

suntanning adjective

Examples of suntanning in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Beaches in Cape May opened earlier this month for fishing and exercise, but visitors are still prohibited from gathering or suntanning. Zachary Halaschak, Washington Examiner, "New Jersey beach town to use 'social distancing ambassadors' to ensure people remain 6 feet apart," 13 May 2020 And his mom is like, 'Is there a suntanning bed located in here?!' Gina Mei, Cosmopolitan, "Britney Spears Throws Some Major Shade at Justin Bieber," 25 Aug. 2016

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First Known Use of suntanning

1890, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of suntanning was in 1890

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28 May 2020

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“Suntanning.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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