sunny

adjective
sun·​ny | \ ˈsə-nē How to pronounce sunny (audio) \
sunnier; sunniest

Definition of sunny

1 : marked by brilliant sunlight : full of sunshine
2 : cheerful, optimistic a sunny disposition
3 : exposed to, brightened by, or warmed by the sun a sunny room

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Other Words from sunny

sunnily \ ˈsə-​nə-​lē How to pronounce sunnily (audio) \ adverb
sunniness \ ˈsə-​nē-​nəs How to pronounce sunniness (audio) \ noun

Examples of sunny in a Sentence

the sunniest parts of the country We found a sunny place to have lunch. If it's sunny later, we can go to the park.
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More than 10 million rooftop solar panels would be needed to replace that power, assuming excess power on sunny days could be stored. WSJ, "The Green New Deal Should Love Carbon-Free Nuclear Power," 24 Feb. 2019 Nothing kills the joy of a sunny day like the wrong mower. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "The Lawn Mower Buyer's Guide: Everything You Need to Know to Buy the Right Mower," 22 Feb. 2019 One incident with my ocular migraines was at a park on a sunny day. Jacqueline Andriakos, SELF, "13 People Explain What It’s Really Like to Have a Migraine," 1 Feb. 2019 Kate's character traded in dreary Seattle, and an overwhelming drama from a love triangle, for sunny Los Angeles to star on Private Practice—a Grey's spin-off that was created by show runner Shonda Rhimes and ran from 2007 to 2013 on ABC. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Patrick Dempsey Left The Cutest Comment on Kate Walsh's Instagram and 'Grey's Anatomy' Fans Are Freaking Out," 29 Jan. 2019 How to Care for an Avocado Tree Place the pot in a sunny spot and water lightly but often. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "How to Grow an Avocado Tree From a Pit," 29 Jan. 2019 This Tuesday, high pressure will bring mostly sunny, hot and more humid conditions with highs in the 80s and lower 90s. Gary Lessor, courant.com, "Sunny, Hot, Humid Conditions Tuesday," 9 July 2018 Unseasonably warm and sunny weather has also hurt returns, with Germans more likely to hit the beer gardens than the multiplex. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, "German Box Office Drops 17 Percent in First Half," 4 July 2018 But now its looking toward the future with a sunnier perspective than many would have thought possible just six months ago. Deborah Martin, San Antonio Express-News, "After a bumpy season, the San Antonio Symphony in a stronger, sunnier place," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of sunny

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of sunny was in the 14th century

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sunny

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of sunny

: having plenty of bright sunlight
: cheerful and happy

sunny

adjective
sun·​ny | \ ˈsə-nē How to pronounce sunny (audio) \
sunnier; sunniest

Kids Definition of sunny

1 : bright with sunshine a sunny day a sunny room
2 : merry sense 1, cheerful He just kept … talking his nonstop sunny talk about what a great summer we were going to have …— Jack Gantos, Joey Pigza Loses Control

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