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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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 But her sunny, everyone-in-the-pool approach could also undercut her. New York Times, "Beyond TV and EVOO: Rachael Ray Looks for Her Next Act," 8 May 2018 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

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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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