Meaning of “sunrise” in the English Dictionary

"sunrise" in British English

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

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us /ˈsʌnˌrɑɪz/

sunrise noun (EARLY MORNING)

[ U ] also sunup, /ˈsʌnˌʌp/ the time in the morning when you first see the sun:

In winter, I leave the house before sunrise.

sunrise noun (SKY APPEARANCE)

[ C ] the appearance of the sky when the sun comes up:

a beautiful sunrise

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