sunburst

[ suhn-burst ]
/ ˈsʌnˌbɜrst /

noun

a burst of sunlight; a sudden shining of the sun through rifted clouds.
a firework, piece of jewelry, ornament, or the like, resembling the sun with rays issuing in all directions.

adjective

Sewing. sewn or made to resemble a sunburst; having the rays or lines of design flared from a central point: sunburst pleats; sunburst tucks.

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Origin of sunburst

First recorded in 1810–20; sun + burst
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British Dictionary definitions for sunburst

sunburst
/ (ˈsʌnˌbɜːst) /

noun

a burst of sunshine, as through a break in the clouds
a pattern or design resembling that of the sun
a jewelled brooch with this pattern
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