Definition of sunray in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsʌnreɪ/


1A ray of sunlight: your skin is being bombarded with sunrays
More example sentences
  • The light Monday morning sunrays warmed Hanna's body as she walked to school, her heart feeling a lot heavier than usual.
  • 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.
  • Windows of stained glass allowed in the afternoon sunrays, casting shades of green and gold light onto the stone floor.
1.1A radiating line or broadening stripe resembling a ray of the sun.
Example sentences
  • In slicing them up, I also discovered how beautiful this vegetable is, with the white on white sunray pattern on each slice.
  • 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).

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