sunny

adjective

sun·​ny ˈsə-nē How to pronounce sunny (audio)
sunnier; sunniest
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
sunnily adverb
sunniness 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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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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“Sunny.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sunny. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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sunny

adjective
sun·​ny ˈsən-ē How to pronounce sunny (audio)
sunnier; sunniest
1
: bright with sunshine
2
: merry sense 1
a sunny smile
sunnily adverb
sunniness noun

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