sunny

adjective sun·ny \ ˈsə-nē \
|Updated on: 15 Aug 2018

Definition of sunny

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

play \ˈsə-nə-lē\ adverb

sunniness

play \ˈsə-nē-nəs\ noun

Examples of sunny in a Sentence

  1. the sunniest parts of the country

  2. We found a sunny place to have lunch.

  3. If it's sunny later, we can go to the park.

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First Known Use of sunny

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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SUNNY Defined for English Language Learners

sunny

Definition of sunny for English Language Learners

  • : having plenty of bright sunlight

  • : cheerful and happy


SUNNY Defined for Kids

sunny

adjective sun·ny \ ˈsə-nē \

Definition of sunny for Students

sunnier; sunniest
1 : bright with sunshine
  • a sunny day
  • a sunny room
2 : merry 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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