[ suhn-sheyd ]
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  1. something used as a protection from the rays of the sun, as an awning or a parasol.

Origin of sunshade

First recorded in 1835–45; sun + shade Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use sunshade in a sentence

  • It was there in a balcony that he had first seen Roma, not plainly, but vaguely in a summer cloud of lace and sunshades.

    The Eternal City | Hall Caine
  • The players had left the links and were taking tea beneath great many-coloured sunshades planted on the lawn.

    The Tremendous Event | Maurice Leblanc
  • The stream is crossed, back and forth; the air has grown quickly cooler, and sunshades need no longer shut off the full view.

  • And they was forever settin' around under white sunshades, sloppin' paint onto paper.

    The Woman-Haters | Joseph C. Lincoln
  • The little girls are dressed in light materials; they do not wear either hats or bonnets, and rarely carry sunshades.

    A Visit to Java | W. Basil Worsfold

British Dictionary definitions for sunshade


/ (ˈsʌnˌʃeɪd) /

  1. a device, esp a parasol or awning, serving to shade from the sun

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