[ suhn-shahyn ]
/ ˈsʌnˌʃaɪn /



of or relating to sunshine laws: sunshine rules.

Origin of sunshine

1200–50; Middle English sunnesin; see sun, shine1
Related formssun·shine·less, adjectivesun·shin·y, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sunshiny

British Dictionary definitions for sunshiny


/ (ˈsʌnˌʃaɪn) /


the light received directly from the sun
the warmth from the sun
a sunny area
a light-hearted or ironic term of address
Derived Formssunshiny, adjective
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Word Origin and History for sunshiny



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.

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