sun·​up | \ ˈsən-ˌəp How to pronounce sunup (audio) \

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We will meet at sunup. have you ever actually heard a rooster crow at sunup?
Recent Examples on the Web Monsour observes Ramadan by fasting from sunup to sundown, which is one of the pillars of Islam. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, The Arizona Republic, "How to make maqluba, a centuries-old dish, like this Palestinian family does in Phoenix," 26 Apr. 2021 Hunting deer from a tree stand typically involves walking into the woods before sunup, and leaving after sunset. Outdoor Life, "Best Headlamp for Campers, Hunters, Anglers, and More," 10 Mar. 2021 Ramadan, always observed during the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, requires that observant Muslims refrain from eating or drinking between sunup and sunset and focus on reflection, prayer, charity and building community. The Salt Lake Tribune, "For interfaith couples, Ramadan can deepen ties to faith and each other," 12 Apr. 2021 Meanwhile, thru-hikers who are on the go from sunup till sundown, and therefore need to keep weight to a minimum, should invest in ultralight hiking shoes for men. Outdoor Life, "Best Men’s Hiking Shoes: Essential Hiking Gear for Guys," 5 Mar. 2021 Those days were quite long between traveling and photography, sunup to sundown. New York Times, "Roni Horn Shares a Timely Record of Solitude," 19 Feb. 2021 Eid al-Fitr -- which is the day to break a month-long period of sunup-to-sundown fasting. Joan Rusek, cleveland, "No pouting -- this season offers everyone a little something to celebrate: Valley Views," 7 Dec. 2020 Our neighbor's five kids and their friends use this court on a daily basis, from sunup to sundown, each on their own practice schedule. Washington Post, "Miss Manners: Quiet cul-de-sac becomes setting for night basketball camp," 7 Nov. 2020 The demand was so great that patients who arrived after sunup sometimes got turned away. Barack Obama, The New Yorker, "A President Looks Back on His Toughest Fight," 26 Oct. 2020

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1572, in the meaning defined above

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30 Apr 2021

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“Sunup.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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