sun·​tan·​ning ˈsən-ˌta-niŋ How to pronounce suntanning (audio)
: the process of tanning the skin by exposure to the sun or artificial light
suntanning adjective

Examples of suntanning in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sure, summer is great, but the warm weather—and all the fun that comes with it, from swimming to suntanning and generally spending lots of time outdoors—can wreak havoc on your hair. Lauren Dana Ellman, Condé Nast Traveler, 13 Oct. 2022 The pool, framed by many giant umbrellas and loungers, offers sweeping views of downtown and the suntanning set on the beach. Phillip Valys,, 11 Aug. 2021 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, 13 May 2020 And his mom is like, 'Is there a suntanning bed located in here?!' Gina Mei, Cosmopolitan, 25 Aug. 2016

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Word History

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of suntanning was in 1890

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“Suntanning.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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