Definition of sunny in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsʌni/

adjective (sunnier, sunniest)

1Bright with sunlight: a sunny day
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  • I visited on a bright, sunny afternoon, and the overabundance of daylight made it difficult to see some of the exhibits, especially the floor-mounted video screens.
  • Using lush grays and greens, his paintings convincingly evoke wet and misty terrain, as well as the more crisply delineated forms and glimmer of bright sunny days.
  • In reality, if you were to move from a building outside in to a bright sunny day, your eyes have to adjust to the difference in light volume.
bright, sunshiny, sunlit, brilliant, clear, fine, fair;
balmy, summery, clement;
cloudless, unclouded, without a cloud in the sky
1.1(Of a place) receiving much sunlight: Seefeld is set high on a sunny plateau
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  • A step down leads to the kitchen cum dining area, a sunny room with patio doors leading to the garden and two large Velux windows.
  • It also has a landscaped, west-facing garden with a large sunny patio area.
  • In the study, sliding patio doors lead to a large sunny patio in the back garden. The ground floor also houses a double bedroom with an en suite shower room.
1.2(Of a person or their temperament) cheery and bright: he had a sunny disposition
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  • In fact, I think of you as a sunny person, very cheerful and fun to be with, just the person one wants to see come round the corner -
  • He's sunny, upbeat, and cheerfully polite, and always aware of what you're doing, how well you're managing.
  • He's such a vibrant, up-beat character and you get drawn into his exuberance and sunny personality.
cheerful, cheery, happy, light-hearted, bright, glad, merry, joyful, bubbly, blithe, jolly, jovial, animated, buoyant, ebullient, upbeat, vivacious, sparky, perky, rosy;
warm, friendly, outgoing, genial, benign, agreeable, pleasant
dated gay


sunny side up

North American (Of an egg) fried on one side only: I ate a couple of eggs sunny side up
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  • Two fried eggs, sunny side up with the yolk not too runny.
  • As I sat there I began thinking about the first time I went to an American diner and froze when asked what way did I want my eggs served, sunny side up, over easy, etc.
  • You like your eggs sunny side up, right Dylan?



Pronunciation: /ˈsʌnɪli/
Example sentences
  • ‘Hi daddy,’ I said sunnily hoping to ease the thick tension that had settled upon us but my efforts were in vain.
  • ‘Sorry about the wait,’ she said sunnily, pushing the kitchen door open with her hip.
  • ‘Nothing,’ she said finally, smiling again sunnily as though the last minute had never happened.


Example sentences
  • This optimism is both more profound and more comforting than sunniness: it is a belief that narrative reflects the structure of reality and that it contains meaning.
  • However, with that sunniness of disposition for which I am renowned, I decided it would probably show up the following day.
  • Mango and Thai basil salad with star anise, red chili, and Brazil nuts offers as much exotic sunniness as one bowl can contain.

Words that rhyme with sunny

bunny, dunny, funny, gunny, honey, money, runny, sonny, tunny

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