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Definition of sunrise noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable] the time when the sun first appears in the sky in the morning synonym dawn We got up at sunrise.
  2. 2[countable, usually singular] the colors in the part of the sky where the sun first appears in the morning the pinks and yellows of the sunrise opposite sunset
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: sunrise

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