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[suhn-rey] /ˈsʌnˌreɪ/
a ray of sunlight; sunbeam.
Origin of sunray
First recorded in 1820-30; sun + ray1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • A sunray struck her forehead--the forehead was pure, she felt it.

  • Drake's grin cut like a sunray through the nightmare dread that shrouded my mind.

    The Metal Monster A. Merritt
  • Of the Hybrid variegated Fuchsias, sunray is by far the best with red variegated leaves ever sent out; it is very ornamental.

    Talks about Flowers. M. D. Wellcome
  • An idea came to him as if into his brain also a sunray had darted, making a sudden light there.

    Fighting the Sea Edward A. Rand
  • Oriana glanced over her shoulder, and could see a sunray gleaming from something that he held in his right hand.

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