Etymology
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sunburst (n.)

1816, from sun (n.) + burst (n.).

updated on December 28, 2013

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Definitions of sunburst from WordNet

sunburst (n.)
a sudden emergence of the sun from behind clouds;
sunburst (n.)
a design consisting of a central disk resembling the sun and rays emanating from it;
sunburst (n.)
a jeweled brooch with a pattern resembling the sun;
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