from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A sudden burst of sunlight, as through broken clouds.
- n. A pattern or design consisting of a central disk with radiating spires projecting in the manner of sunbeams.
- n. A jeweled brooch with such a design.
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- n. A figure or shape showing rays radiating from a central point.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A burst of sunlight.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A strong outburst of sunlight; a resplendent beaming of the sun through rifted clouds; hence, in pyrotechny, an imitation of such an effect.
- n. Hence, a figure, or object, as in architectural ornamentation, jewelry, etc., resembling, or thought to resemble, the bursting forth of rays in all directions from the sun: as, a diamond sunburst.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a sudden emergence of the sun from behind clouds
- n. a jeweled brooch with a pattern resembling the sun
- n. a design consisting of a central disk resembling the sun and rays emanating from it
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The effect is that of a single large ornament; a round breastpin, or what is now called a sunburst, of jewels, with three large pendants beneath.
The Fender guitar is a classic in American rock bands, and Malmberg's guitar is emblematic of the type, with a yellow body that fades to deep orange and then black, what's known as a "sunburst" pattern.
One type are called sunburst beads, but are also known as paddlewheel beads, snowflake beads, or starburst beads.
See five great options and a brief history of the 'sunburst' style over the centuries.
In the mid-1990s, not long after Mrs. Onassis passed on, Caroline and her brother, the late John, Jr., put many Kennedy family favorites up for auction, including their mother's ubiquitous three stranded-pearl necklace and their father's golf clubs, but for reasons only known to mother and daughter, the "sunburst" piece survived the cut.
With funky 'sunburst', go-faster type stripes and swirls that look more swirly and full of win.
And the second is the funky new 'sunburst' design:
The shops, each retaining many original 1920s art-deco features such as tiling, 'sunburst' lights and engraved glass features are time capsules of suburban shopping from nearly a century ago.
It takes about six months to convert the carbon from cremated remains into a "sunburst" diamond, and about nine months to turn it into a "blue" diamond.
- I searched for months, and finally found the perfect "sunburst" style 1950s wall clock for our living room.