- IPA: /ˈsʌni/
sunny (comparative sunnier, superlative sunniest)
- (of weather or a day) Featuring a lot of sunshine.
- Whilst it may be sunny today, the weather forecast is predicting rain.
- (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.
- (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.
- 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
- French: ensoleillé
- German: sonnig, heiter
- Italian: soleggiato, soleggiata
- Portuguese: ensolarado, solarengo
- Russian: со́лнечный
- Spanish: asoleado, soleado
- Portuguese: ensolarado
sunny (not comparable)
- (US, regional) sunny side up
sunny (plural sunnies)
- A sunfish.
- A female given name