Meaning of “sunburn” in the English Dictionary

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"sunburn" in British English

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sunburnnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈsʌn.bɜːn/ us /ˈsʌn.bɝːn/

a condition in which your skin is sore and red because you have spent too long in the strong heat of the sun

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(Definition of “sunburn” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sunburn" in American English

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sunburnnoun [ U ]

us /ˈsʌnˌbɜrn/

sore, red skin caused by too much time in the sun:

A long day at the beach gave him a bad sunburn.

(Definition of “sunburn” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)