There are 2 main definitions of sunrise in English:


Line breaks: sun|rise
Pronunciation: /ˈsʌnrʌɪz


1The time in the morning when the sun appears or full daylight arrives: an hour before sunrise
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  • He picks from sunrise to sundown for an old Okie family.
  • Last year I performed during Ramadan, an Islamic month when Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset to cleanse the system and restore inner energy.
  • Depending on the context, the day was considered to begin at either midnight, at noon, at sunset, or at sunrise.
dawn, crack of dawn, daybreak, break of day, first light, first thing in the morning, early morning, cockcrow, morning;
North American sunup
literary peep of day, aurora, dayspring
1.1The colours and light visible in the sky on an occasion of the sun’s first appearance in the morning, considered as a view or spectacle: a spectacular sunrise over the summit of the mountain
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  • A three-hour walk up to Mt Sinai's summit offers spectacular sunrise views.
  • People climb for the sunrise and the great view from the summit - and to have been on the top of Mount Fuji once in their life.
  • He has the lights off, and the only source of light is the sunrise behind her.

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There are 2 main definitions of sunrise in English:


Syllabification: Sun·rise
Pronunciation: /ˈsənrīz/

Entry from US English dictionary

A city in southeastern Florida, west of Fort Lauderdale; population 89,026 (est. 2008).

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