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sunlight meaning

EN[ˈsʌnlaɪt]
US
WSunlight
  • Sunlight is a portion of the electromagnetic radiation given off by the Sun, in particular infrared,
  • The ultraviolet radiation in sunlight has both positive and negative health effects,
sunlight
  • NounPLsunlights
    1. All the electromagnetic radiation given off by the Sun, especially that in the visible spectrum that bathes the Earth.
      1. The solitary, lumbering trolls of Scandinavian mythology would sometimes be turned to stone by exposure to sunlight. Barack Obama is hoping that several measures announced on June 4th will have a similarly paralysing effect on their modern incarnation, the patent troll.
    2. (figuratively, figuratively) Brightness, hope; a positive outlook.
    3. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • This genial melting of prejudices under the soft sunlights falling upon the hearts of the circle, was to me, the charm of this, and of the former evening: and was the best part of the entertainment.
        • Rayleigh scattering of sunlight in a clear atmosphere is the main reason why the sky is blue.
      2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • You will streak a window by cleaning it in direct sunlight.

    Meaning of sunlight for the defined word.

    Grammatically, this word "sunlight" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Nouns
        • Countable nouns
          • Singularia tantum
            • Uncountable nouns
        Difficultness: Level 2
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        Definiteness: Level 6
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        1. en sunlights
        2. en sunlighting