Definition of sunlight in US English:



  • Light from the sun.

    ‘a shaft of sunlight’
    • ‘The sunlight on the facade and the bright blue sky make it one of my favorites and one of my best pictures.’
    • ‘The shade's structure excludes direct sunlight but allows diffuse daylight to pass through.’
    • ‘You feel like a king drinking your coffee up there in the early morning sunlight.’
    • ‘In his command of sunlight infused with weather this underestimated painter comes close to the young Turner.’
    • ‘But where the roof was broken, thin rays of sunlight stabbed through the dark like spotlights and gave a spectral light.’
    • ‘Why vegetate in stale conditions, when you can drench in glorious sunlight?’
    • ‘One wall of the building is made of sliding glass doors for optimum sunlight, allowing for an outdoor feel when the weather is good.’
    • ‘A glorious shower of sunlight pours from the heavens onto a rickety old barn.’
    • ‘Overhangs shade the south-facing windows from direct sunlight during the summer.’
    • ‘In the fitful sleep that icy, twenty-four hour sunlight allows, I dreamt of hot forests and beach barbecues.’
    • ‘Miraculously, the skies opened up on Saturday afternoon and golden rays of sunlight dried the stage by curtain time.’
    • ‘It is bizarre that a country that receives so much sunlight should be so slow to find ways of generating solar energy.’
    • ‘Photodegradation is the breakdown of pesticides by light, particularly sunlight.’
    • ‘Set to the strains of Mahler, this 1993 film takes place in a city whose streets are rarely penetrated by sunlight.’
    • ‘Weeds reduce yields by competing with crops for water, nutrients, and sunlight.’
    • ‘They need good light, but not direct sunlight, which will result in scorched leaves.’
    • ‘The black and white photograph shows the floor of a parking garage in raking sunlight.’
    • ‘A large window allowed a shaft of sunlight in and into that shaft of light she stepped and stood.’
    • ‘Upstairs, the master bedroom is particularly large and gets plenty of sunlight through large picture windows.’
    • ‘Then there is the magnificent light, varying from the bleachy sunlight of day to the sometimes exquisite dusk glow.’
    daylight, sun, sunshine, light of day, sun's rays, sunbeam, natural light, light
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