lighted by the sun.

Origin of sunlit

First recorded in 1815–25; sun + lit1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of sunlit

  • They fell on the sunlit slope of grass, and he did not pick them up.

    Howards End

    E. M. Forster

  • She was looking out on the sunlit city as if taking a last farewell of it.

  • The stormy night had been succeeded by a calm and sunlit day.

    The Shame of Motley

    Raphael Sabatini

  • With that he flung the two pieces wide into the sunlit waters of the brook.

  • The gloom of the darkling forests, too, had passed into the sunlit parks of delight.

    The Golden Woman

    Ridgwell Cullum