a ray of sunlight; sunbeam.

Origin of sunray

First recorded in 1820–30; sun + ray1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sunray

Historical Examples of sunray

  • 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.

  • 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.