1. sundial

noun. ['ˈsʌnˌdaɪl'] timepiece that indicates the daylight hours by the shadow that the gnomon casts on a calibrated dial.


  • gnomon
  • horologe
  • timekeeper


  • dial (English)
  • sun (English)
  • sunne (Middle English (1100-1500))

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How do you pronounce sundial?

Pronounce sundial as ˈsənˌdaɪl.

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Sentences with sundial

1. Noun, singular or mass
The sundial will not tell the correct time unless the gnomon is facing north.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Check you sundial again at the top of the hour later in the day.

3. Adjective
Place the sundial compass on a level surface.

Quotes about sundial

1. 'The Sundial' is written with the kind of humor that would make a guillotine laugh.
- Victor LaValle

2. Hide not your talents, they for use were made,What's a sundial in the shade?
- Benjamin Franklin

3. Now, I'm Not Born Yet [10w] I brought a sundial to a flight crossing the International-Date-Line.
- Beryl Dov