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[suhn-lahyt] /ˈsʌnˌlaɪt/
the light of the sun; sunshine.
Origin of sunlight
First recorded in 1175-1225, sunlight is from the Middle English word sonneliht. See sun, light1 Unabridged
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  • Tamasjo also stooped and lifted something that glittered in the sunlight.

    Boy Scouts on Hudson Bay G. Harvey Ralphson
  • How rosy the cliffs of Otter and Seal Harbor glow in the sunlight!

    Days Off Henry Van Dyke
  • This he did, and taking his betrothed in his arms, stepped out into the sunlight.

    The Kentucky Ranger Edward T. Curnick
  • No matter on what his eye rested, he could see only Beauty, Glory, sunlight!

    The Root of Evil Thomas Dixon
  • Through several grated apertures the sunlight streamed with strong effect, and a soft breeze swept around the cavernous apartment.

British Dictionary definitions for sunlight


the light emanating from the sun
an area or the time characterized by sunshine
Derived Forms
sunlit, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for sunlight

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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