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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Kate wore an all-pink look by Alexander McQueen for the sunny festivities. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Prince Harry Attends a Garden Party with the Queen, Princess Eugenie, and Princess Beatrice at Buckingham Palace," 29 May 2019 Madrileños adore their city for its perpetually sunny skies, majestic architecture, and quiet corners. Elizabeth Wellington, Vogue, "Plan a Summer Stay in Salesas, Madrid’s Smallest Neighborhood," 25 May 2019 Rounding out the palette are equally vibrant shades like a sunny yellow, a shimmery violet, an eye-popping cobalt, and a coral-y orange. Alexis Rhiannon, Allure, "Anastasia Beverly Hills and Drag Race Star Alyssa Edwards Just Dropped the Eye Shadow Palette of Your Dreams," 22 May 2019 Jazz music spills out from the metal studio and into the sunny garden. Amy Pennington, The Seattle Times, "A couple’s Rainier Beach garden is a place of creativity, vision and function," 19 May 2019 Well, investors were warned: April showers are indeed washing away all that sunny March optimism. Nathaniel Taplin, WSJ, "The Real Signals in Another Month of Noisy Chinese Data," 15 May 2019 Mendes glowed in a sunny yellow feathered Prabal Gurung dress (complete with an exaggerated baby blue bow), and Melton matched her fly in his navy Sies Marjan suit, serving major blue steel. Ineye Komonibo, Marie Claire, "The Camila Mendes & Charles Melton Relationship Timeline You Deserve," 15 May 2019 Painting over brick can be an easy way to update the look of any exterior or interior space—just ask Eddie Ross, who used a coat of glossy white paint to help transform his house's old screened-in porch into a sunny garden room. Emma Bazilian, House Beautiful, "Everything You Need to Know About Painting Brick," 9 May 2019 Sacramento: sunny, 98, Wednesday; partly cloudy, 97, Thursday. Shelby Grad, latimes.com, "Essential California: A first round of reuniting families," 11 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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