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

Examples of sunup in a Sentence

We will meet at sunup. have you ever actually heard a rooster crow at sunup?
Recent Examples on the Web This walkable former industrial warehouse district is packed with things to do from sunup until sundown. Robin Soslow, Chron, 31 Jan. 2023 The doctor kept working through his own infection, as dozens of patients lined up from sunup to sundown to get care each day. Bloomberg, Fortune, 9 Jan. 2023 And so every Friday at sunup, from Memorial Day weekend through September, six riders on horseback begin rounding up horses and bulls and leading them toward the rodeo pens 36 hours before showtime. New York Times, 16 Aug. 2022 Night fell over the city, but by sunup on Wednesday, there were no new leads. New York Times, 16 Apr. 2022 In honor of the anniversary, Washington Post journalists chronicled one of those days, from sunup to sundown. Washington Post, 29 May 2022 Key West is a top-notch destination for a girls getaway, as you're guaranteed to have a good time from sunup to sundown. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 22 Apr. 2022 Irving is observing Ramadan and fasting (no food or fluids) from sunup to sundown. Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY, 21 Apr. 2022 From trekking poles to sleeping bags, the items found at Dick’s can upgrade your next camping trip from sunup to sundown. Sara Coughlin, SELF, 22 Mar. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1572, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sunup was in 1572

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Cite this Entry

“Sunup.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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