sunny

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Etymology[edit]

From sun +‎ -y.

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Adjective[edit]

sunny (comparative sunnier, superlative sunniest)

  1. (of weather or a day) Featuring a lot of sunshine.
    Whilst it may be sunny today, the weather forecast is predicting rain.
  2. (of a place) Receiving a lot of sunshine.
    the sunny side of a hill
    I would describe Spain as sunny, but it's nothing in comparison to the Sahara.
  3. (figuratively, of a person or a person's mood) Cheerful.
    a sunny disposition
    • Shakespeare
      My decayed fair / A sunny look of his would soon repair.
  4. Of or relating to the sun; proceeding from, or resembling the sun; brilliant; radiant.
    • Spenser
      sunny beams
    • Shakespeare
      sunny locks

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Adverb[edit]

sunny (not comparable)

  1. (US, regional) sunny side up

Noun[edit]

sunny (plural sunnies)

  1. A sunfish.