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Definition of "sunbelt" []

  • A geographical region loosely described as the southern and western states of the USA where the weather is typically sunny. (noun)
  • A political geographical region approximately the same as above, where the voting tendency of the population is right wing. (noun)

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Use "sunbelt" in a sentence
  • "But it makes me think that the prospects for transformation in sunbelt metro areas may be brighter than is generally realized if policymakers decide they want to take action."
  • "Conventional wisdom dictates that states in the sunbelt should be the leaders in solar energy installations and incentives."
  • "In a region dependent in part on tourism and retirees attracted to the 'sunbelt', it is expected that the combination of worsening heat, water shortages, and severe weather will make the region far less attractive, thereby depressing the economy."