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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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 As the season gives way to sunny skies and balmy temperatures, the first breezy slip dresses, shoulder-baring tanks, and micro-bikinis of summer are about to go into heavy rotation. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "Where To Get The Best Spray Tan From Coast to Coast," 19 Apr. 2019 Best Value: Merrell Moab 2 Vent Mid Total Expert Score: 80/100 | Consumer Score: 91% give it 4 stars or higher A hiking boot for warmer, sunny days that’s lighter on your feet and your wallet. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Hiking Boots for Exploring the Outdoors," 9 Apr. 2019 Locals fill a community’s streets with music On 2007, a sunny spring day in Ithaca lured Lesley Greene and her husband, Robbert, to strum their ukuleles on their front porch. Melody Warnick, Woman's Day, "These Small-Town Heroes Are Helping Their Communities Thrive," 2 Apr. 2019 Happiness is waking up to a sunny day during spring. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, "35 Spring Instagram Captions for All of Your Sunny Photos," 26 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of sunny

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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