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sunrise

[ suhn-rahyz ]
/ ˈsʌnˌraɪz /
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Definition of sunrise

noun
the rise or ascent of the sun above the horizon in the morning.
the atmospheric and scenic phenomena accompanying this.
the time when half the sun has risen above the horizon.
the open or beginning stage of any period.
adjective
(of an industry, technology, etc.) new and growing; developing; emerging: high-technology sunrise industries.
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Origin of sunrise

1300–50; Middle English, short for sunrising (see sun, rise, -ing1)

Other definitions for sunrise (2 of 2)

Sunrise
[ suhn-rahyz ]
/ ˈsʌnˌraɪz /

noun
a city in SE Florida.
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British Dictionary definitions for sunrise

sunrise
/ (ˈsʌnˌraɪz) /

noun
the daily appearance of the sun above the horizon
the atmospheric phenomena accompanying this appearance
Also called (esp US): sunup the time at which the sun rises at a particular locality
(modifier) of or relating to sunrise industrysunrise technology; sunrise sector
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