[ suhn-tan ]
/ ˈsʌnˌtæn /
verb (used with or without object), sun·tanned, sun·tan·ning.
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Example sentences from the Web for suntan
I did recognize Mr. Kennedy and his suntan I had been hearing about.Warren Commission (6 of 26): Hearings Vol. VI (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
We all went out together in a group of boys and girls in order to get—to swim a little and to get a suntan.Warren Commission (5 of 26): Hearings Vol. V (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
British Dictionary definitions for suntan
/ (ˈsʌnˌtæn) /
- a brownish colouring of the skin caused by the formation of the pigment melanin within the skin on exposure to the ultraviolet rays of the sun or a sunlampOften shortened to: tan
- (as modifier)suntan oil
Derived forms of suntansuntanned, adjective
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