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sunshine

[suhn-shahyn] /ˈsʌnˌʃaɪn/
noun
1.
the shining of the sun; direct light of the sun.
2.
brightness or radiance; cheerfulness or happiness.
3.
a source of cheer or happiness.
4.
the effect of the sun in lighting and heating a place.
5.
a place where the direct rays of the sun fall.
adjective
6.
of or relating to sunshine laws:
sunshine rules.
7.
fair-weather (def 2).
Origin of sunshine
1200-1250
1200-50; Middle English sunnesin; see sun, shine1
Related forms
sunshineless, adjective
sunshiny, adjective
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Examples from the Web for sunshiny
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  • As at some time the wind rises, so after a sunshiny day there may be a tempestuous night.

    The Wedding Ring T. De Witt Talmage
  • The day was a beautiful, bright, sunshiny one, with clear skies overhead.

    Mary Gray Katharine Tynan
  • It was a mild, sunshiny morning, with little wind, and that from the northeast.

    The Wreck of the Titan Morgan Robertson
  • Even under his sorrow about my mother he is as sunshiny as possible.

    Reels and Spindles Evelyn Raymond
  • It is in our working hours that we should seek to be cheerful and sunshiny.

    The Girl Wanted Nixon Waterman
  • The evening that opened so clear and sunshiny has clouded rapidly over.

    Starlight Ranch Charles King
  • The plates lighted up, bathing the room in sunshiny brightness.

    Unwise Child Gordon Randall Garrett
  • She would want him to be at his pictures 'On such a sunshiny morning!'

    Old Valentines

    Munson Aldrich Havens
  • What rivers, how sunshiny and revelling, are the Brembo and the Serio!

    Imaginary Conversations and Poems Walter Savage Landor
  • The weather was fine and sunshiny, with a light southerly breeze.

British Dictionary definitions for sunshiny

sunshine

/ˈsʌnˌʃaɪn/
noun
1.
the light received directly from the sun
2.
the warmth from the sun
3.
a sunny area
4.
a light-hearted or ironic term of address
Derived Forms
sunshiny, adjective
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Word Origin and History for sunshiny

sunshine

n.

mid-13c., from sun (n.) + shine (n.). Sunshine law in reference to U.S. open meeting legislation is recorded from 1972, from the notion of shining the light of public access on deliberations formerly held behind closed doors.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for sunshiny

sunshine

noun

lsd, esp taken as an orange tablet; acid, orange sunshine: powerful as a tab of ''sunshine'' dropped before you step in the cab

Related Terms

yellow sunshine

[1960s+ Narcotics; fr the yellow orange color]

Sunshine

noun

Term of address for a sour person (1913+)

Related Terms

orange sunshine

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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