Main definitions of sun spell in English

: sun spell1sun spell2

sun spell1

noun

rare
  • A period of sunny weather.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Walt Whitman (1819–1892), poet. From sun + spell.

Pronunciation

sun spell

/ˈsʌnˌspɛl/

Main definitions of sun spell in English

: sun spell1sun spell2

sun spell2

noun

Anthropology
  • A festival or ritual involving fire which is thought to be a means of propitiating the sun and ensuring a period of sunshine.

Origin

Early 20th century. From sun + spell.

Pronunciation

sun spell

/ˈsʌnˌspɛl/