Sunrise vs Sunlight - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between sunrise and sunlight

is that sunrise is (figuratively) the time of day when the sun (l) above the eastern horizon while sunlight is all the electromagnetic radiation given off by the sun, especially that in the visible spectrum that bathes the earth.

As an adjective sunrise

is pertaining to an unusually early time of day.

sunrise

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (figuratively) The time of day when the sun (l) above the eastern horizon.
  • I'll meet you at the docks at sunrise .
  • The change in color of the sky at (l).
  • Did you see the beautiful sunrise this morning?
  • (figuratively) Any great awakening.
  • It was the sunrise of her spirit.

    Synonyms

    * sunup (1) * crack of dawn * dawn * sparrow-fart

    Derived terms

    * sunrise period * tequila sunrise

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Pertaining to an unusually early time of day.
  • See also

    * sunset * moonset * moonrise

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    sunlight

    Noun

    (-)
  • All the electromagnetic radiation given off by the Sun, especially that in the visible spectrum that bathes the Earth.
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  • (figuratively, figuratively) Brightness, hope; a positive outlook.
  • Synonyms

    * (light from the sun) sunshine

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