noun \ˈs(n)-(ˌ)nē\

: one of the two main branches of Islam

: a Muslim who is a member of the Sunni branch of Islam

Full Definition of SUNNI

:  the Muslims of the branch of Islam that adheres to the orthodox tradition and acknowledges the first four caliphs as rightful successors of Muhammad — compare shia
:  a Sunni Muslim
Sunni adjective

Origin of SUNNI

Arabic sunnī, from sunna
First Known Use: 1595


Next Word in the Dictionary: Sunnism
Previous Word in the Dictionary: sunn hemp
All Words Near: Sunni

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up Sunni? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More