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sunlight

[suhn-lahyt] /ˈsʌnˌlaɪt/
noun
1.
the light of the sun; sunshine.
Origin of sunlight
1175-1225
First recorded in 1175-1225, sunlight is from the Middle English word sonneliht. See sun, light1
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  • When she woke it was to a blaze of sunlight, but caught in the net of her closed curtains.

    Weighed and Wanting George MacDonald
  • The ailanthus tree waved in the sunlight before the little house.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Either the sunlight or the shadow of the Republic must fall on her without intermission.

    Ridgeway Scian Dubh
  • But when we went back to the car he said to me that he would help me to get back into the sunlight.

    Her Father's Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter
  • Beneath them the sword blades of the tribesmen glinted in the sunlight.

    The Story of the Malakand Field Force Sir Winston S. Churchill
British Dictionary definitions for sunlight

sunlight

/ˈsʌnlaɪt/
noun
1.
the light emanating from the sun
2.
an area or the time characterized by sunshine
Derived Forms
sunlit, adjective
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Word Origin and History for sunlight
n.

c.1200; see sun (n.) + light (n.).

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