Definition of sunbow in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsʌnbəʊ/

Entry from British & World English dictionary


A spectrum of colours like a rainbow produced by the sun shining on spray.
Example sentences
  • That makes chasing sunbows an uncertain pursuit, and the successful sighting of a sunbow all the more joyous an event.
  • When looking for images of sunbows on the web, I did see some spectral separation, but there was a large component of white light that washed out the rainbow effect.
  • It was said by some that in ‘the time of the White Buffalo’ sunbows, or whirling rainbows, would begin to appear more frequently as a sign to the people.

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