Pronunciation Adjective

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
    • c. 1590, William Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors Act I scene 1
      My decayed fair / A sunny look of his would soon repair.
    • 1841, Charles Dickens, Barnaby Rudge
      A gleam of sun shining through the unsashed window, and chequering the dark workshop with a broad patch of light, fell full upon him, as though attracted by his sunny heart.
  4. Of or relating to the sun; proceeding from, or resembling the sun; shiny; radiant.
    • sunny beams
    • c. 1596–1598, William Shakespeare, “The Merchant of Venice”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act I, scene i]:
      the four winds blow in from every coast
      Renownèd suitors, and her sunny locks
      Hang on her temples like a golden fleece
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sunny (not comparable)

  1. (US, regional) sunny side up

sunny (plural sunnies)

  1. A sunfish.

Proper noun
  1. A female given name

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