Definition of sunray in English:



  • 1A ray of sunlight.

    ‘your skin is being bombarded with sunrays’
    • ‘The sunrays pouring into the room from the windows opposite him bathed his weary limbs in their warmth as a fresh breeze accompanying them tickled his hands and face.’
    • ‘The sunrays streamed through the window waking Caroline from her deep sleep.’
    • ‘The light Monday morning sunrays warmed Hanna's body as she walked to school, her heart feeling a lot heavier than usual.’
    • ‘It's about you finding awe in a street intersection, in a cup of tea, in a sunray peaking through the gray clouds of yesterday.’
    • ‘The lake lay still before me, catching the faint, rare sunlight at a strange angle and casting shadow over half of the water, the other half gleaming under the unexpected pleasure of sunrays in November.’
    • ‘There was a glow radiating off him, as if he had swallowed a sunray.’
    • ‘The low easterly sunrays beat upon him, warming his body in the cool morning air.’
    • ‘Windows of stained glass allowed in the afternoon sunrays, casting shades of green and gold light onto the stone floor.’
    • ‘They followed her obediently and silently through grass that had lost its emerald lustre and became a dull yellow in the absence of any sunrays and where all signs of the path had completely disappeared.’
    • ‘The windows had been sprayed with a special substance that allowed vision through it but kept out the sunrays.’
    • ‘He still felt exhausted though, and the sunrays hurt his eyes.’
    • ‘The sunrays reflected off each tiny crystal of the chandelier, lighting up the dark stony walls of the hall revealing pictures and portraits of the kings long before.’
    • ‘An errant sunray suddenly struck the golden dome of the Fire Temple, sending a blinding flash of light her way.’
    • ‘High in the sky, the steel weapons flashed beneath the sunrays.’
    • ‘I woke up to a sunny morning, sunrays pouring through the windows.’
    • ‘My eyes were still closed but I could feel the sunrays beating on my face.’
    1. 1.1 A radiating line or broadening stripe resembling a ray of the sun.
      • ‘Arrange the zucchini sticks in a sunray pattern on top, breaking the sticks in smaller pieces to fill the gaps.’
      • ‘Add the anchovies if using (form little crosses made of two fillets, or lay them in a sunray pattern in the center of the pie).’
      • ‘Trim the asparagus so two of them will fit end-to-end in the shell and arrange them in a sunray pattern.’
      • ‘In slicing them up, I also discovered how beautiful this vegetable is, with the white on white sunray pattern on each slice.’