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 Observers fast from sunup to sundown, breaking fast with iftar, the evening meal and for many Muslims, a communal event. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, azcentral, "For Ramadan, this mom-and-pop Phoenix restaurant will offer a take-out menu and free meals," 25 Apr. 2020 The holy month involving fasting from sunup to sundown, charity and prayer is typically celebrated as a community. Alaa Elassar, CNN, "New York City will distribute 500,000 free halal meals to Muslims during Ramadan," 24 Apr. 2020 Hours before sunup every weekday, Adama and his five-man crew roll their pirogues out to sea. Chidinma Irene Nwoye, Quartz Africa, "The EU subsidies which cause overfishing in West Africa’s waters also drive illegal migration," 27 Feb. 2020 There is a really great-looking playground behind the house and the grounds are open to the public, sunup to sundown. Beth Spotswood,, "If you’re looking for ghosts, you might find them," 15 Jan. 2020 Inmates lived in small camps and worked sunup to sundown in nearby plantation fields. Jerry Mitchell, ProPublica, "Lawmakers Refused to Increase an Infamous Prison’s Funding. Then, Chaos Erupted.," 12 Jan. 2020 The pair have taken over Jamaica for the last few days, serving piping hot bawdy across the country from sunup to sundown. Danielle Pointdujour, Essence, "'Real Housewives' Stars Porsha Williams and Tanya Sam Are Serving Bawdy in Jamaica," 9 Jan. 2020 Thousands of cranes roost in Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area, a shallow lake that is a flurry activity at sunup and sundown, when birds depart and return in a swirling cloud of feathers. Scott Craven, azcentral, "Ready for a post-Thanksgiving road trip? See the best of Arizona in these 8 places," 26 Nov. 2019 By August 2018 in their new home, the couple was routinely waking at sunup — a revelatory experience for them. Leilani Marie Labong,, "Nicasio A-frame cabin has hippie roots and a mysterious pull," 12 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of sunup

1572, in the meaning defined above

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“Sunup.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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