the light from the sun a ray/pool of sunlight shafts of bright sunlight The morning sunlight flooded into the room. See related entries: The sun and the moonExtra examples Do not leave your skin exposed to sunlight for too long. He emerged from the tunnel into blinding sunlight. She threw back the shutters and the sunlight streamed in. Sunlight dapples the grass around us. Sunlight filtered dustily through the slats of the door. The sea shimmered in the sunlight. They emerged from the cinema, blinking in the sunlight. We came out into bright sunlight again. a dank backyard with a wall that blocked out the sunlight in dark thickets where sunlight could not penetrate plants that do not like direct sunlight the dappled sunlight of the forest the sunlight sparkling on the water waves sparkling in the sunlight The colour will fade if exposed to strong sunlight. The room was lit by a shaft of bright sunlight from the open shutter. This plant should be kept out of direct sunlight.