Definition of Sunbow

1. n. A rainbow; an iris.



Definition of Sunbow

1. Noun. A bow or arc of prismatic colors like a rainbow, caused by refraction through a spray of water from a cataract, waterfall, fountain, etc., rather than through droplets of rain. ¹

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Definition of Sunbow

1. an arc of spectral colors formed by the sun shining through a mist [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sunbow

sunberries
sunberry
sunbird
sunbirds
sunblind
sunblinds
sunblink
sunblinks
sunblock
sunblocked
sunblocks
sunblush
sunbonnet
sunbonneted
sunbonnets
sunbow (current term)
sunbows
sunburn
sunburned
sunburning
sunburns
sunburnt
sunburst
sunburst pleat
sunburstery
sunbursts
suncap
suncapped
suncare
sunchoke

Literary usage of Sunbow

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1. British Poets of the Nineteenth Century: Poems by Wordsworth, Coleridge by Curtis Hidden Page (1910)
"It is not noon—the sunbow's rays still arch The torrent with the many hues of heaven, And roll the sheeted silver's waving column O'er the ..."

2. Modern English Drama by John Dryden, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Oliver Goldsmith, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Robert Browning, George Gordon Byron Byron (1909)
"A lower Valley in the Alps.—A Cataract Enter MANFRED It is not noon; the sunbow's rays still arch The torrent with the many hues of heaven, ..."

3. The Life of Sir Robert Christison, Bart. by Robert Christison (1886)
"Note on a White sunbow. Proc. RSE, ix., 1877-78, pp. 542-544. 15. ... Mirage. sunbow. Waters, fresh, of Scotland. Do. Whales, capture of. ..."

4. War Poetry of the South by William Gilmore Simms (1867)
"The sunbow spans your towers, even while the foe Hurls his fell bolt, and rains his iron blow. Toss'd by his shafts, the spray above yon height* God's smile ..."

5. The Indian Alps and how We Crossed Them: Being a Narrative of Two Years by Nina Elizabeth Mazuchelli (1876)
"... A sunbow. the mere abstract, how infinitely better that other life will be that awaits us, or how, if we did know, we might regard the swift arrow of ..."

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