Pronunciation: (sun'bûrst"), [key]
1. a burst of sunlight; a sudden shining of the sun through rifted clouds.
2. a firework, piece of jewelry, ornament, or the like, resembling the sun with rays issuing in all directions.
Sewing.sewn or made to resemble a sunburst; having the rays or lines of design flared from a central point: sunburst pleats; sunburst tucks.
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