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sunshine

noun sun·shine \ -ˌshīn \

Definition of sunshine

1 a :the sun's light or direct rays
b :the warmth and light given by the sun's rays
c :a spot or surface on which the sun's light shines
2 :someone or something (such as a person, condition, or influence) that radiates warmth, cheer, or happiness

sunshiny

play \-ˌshī-nē\ adjective

Examples of sunshine in a Sentence

  1. Today's forecast calls for sunshine.

  2. Let's go out and enjoy the sunshine!

  3. She was the kind of person who brought sunshine into people's lives.

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First Known Use of sunshine

13th century

sunshine Synonyms

Synonyms
sunlight, sun
Related Words
sunburst; daylight; glare, shine
Near Antonyms
cloudiness; penumbra, shade, shadiness, shadow, umbra

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sunshine

adjective

Definition of sunshine

:forbidding or restricting closed meetings of legislative or executive bodies and sometimes providing for public access to records
  • sunshine laws

First Known Use of sunshine

1972



SUNSHINE Defined for English Language Learners

sunshine

noun

Definition of sunshine for English Language Learners

  • : the sun's light or rays : warmth and light from the sun

  • : a feeling of happiness

  • —used as a form of address that can be either friendly or rude


SUNSHINE Defined for Kids

sunshine

noun sun·shine \ ˈsən-ˌshīn \

Definition of sunshine for Students

1 :the sun's light or direct rays :the warmth and light given by the sun's rays
2 :something that spreads warmth or happiness
  • You are my sunshine.

Law Dictionary

sunshine

adjective sun·shine

legal Definition of sunshine

:forbidding or restricting closed meetings of legislative or executive bodies and sometimes providing for public access to government records
  • sunshine laws
— see also Freedom of Information Act


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