[ suhn-roof, -roo f ]
/ ˈsʌnˌruf, -ˌrʊf /

noun, plural sun·roofs.

a section of an automobile roof that can be slid or lifted open.
Compare moonroof.

Origin of sunroof

First recorded in 1950–55; sun + roof Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sunroof

  • Years ago, John beat the rap after a truck driver accused him of firing a pistol at him through the sunroof of his car.

    The Making of Harold Ford|John Branston|January 13, 2010|DAILY BEAST

British Dictionary definitions for sunroof


sunshine roof

/ (ˈsʌnˌruːf) /


a panel, often translucent, that may be opened in the roof of a car
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