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noun sun pronunciation in British English /sʌn/
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pluralsuns
the Sun
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sun
By Arivumathi (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 License], via Wikimedia Commons
sunlight
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sunlight
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  1. 1

    the Sun

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    the sun

    the star in the sky that provides light and warmth to the Earth
    1. a.
      [singular/uncountable] the light and warmth that you feel from the sun

      We could feel the hot sun on our backs.

      I can’t see a thing. The sun’s in my eyes.

      The windows facing south get a lot of sun.

      in the sun:

      Miriam was sitting in the sun reading a book.

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