inflammation of the skin caused by overexposure to the sun or a sunlamp.
verb (used with or without object), sun·burned or sun·burnt, sun·burn·ing.
to affect or be affected with sunburn: An hour in the sun sunburned me severely. I sunburn easily.
Origin of sunburn
Related formsun·sun·burned, adjectiveun·sun·burnt, adjectivewell-sun·burned, adjectivewell-sun·burnt, adjective
First recorded in 1520–30; sun
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Examples from the Web for sunburnt
Contemporary Examples of sunburnt
By day's end, you were bone dry, sunburnt and cut all over from corn burn.
Set in a castle in the Italian town of Montale, the novel is mostly something of a sunburnt idyll by the pool.
Historical Examples of sunburnt
George's colour mounted high in his sunburnt, freckled cheek.
Then, very gently, he laid one sunburnt hand upon her shoulder.
They had not had time to get sunburnt, as those of fish earlier arrived at Clemente.
He was sunburnt; but his countenance was noble and manly, and marked with self-reliance.
She looked at the boyish, interested, sunburnt face so near to her own, and hesitated.
British Dictionary definitions for sunburnt
Derived Formssunburnt or sunburned, adjective
inflammation of the skin caused by overexposure to the sunTechnical name: erythema solare
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Word Origin and History for sunburnt
1520s, from sun (n.) + burn (v.). Sunburnt (c.1400) is older than sunburned (c.1500, sunne y-brent). As a noun from 1650s.
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Related formssun′burn′ v.
Inflammation and erythema of the skin, often with blistering, caused by overexposure to the ultraviolet rays of direct sunlight.
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