Definition of sunny side in English:

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sunny side


1The side of something that receives the sun for longest: a well-known hotel on the sunny side of the island
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  • Maui was divided into two sides: One side was rain almost always, but the side they lived on was the sunny side.
  • The north side of the Green, the sunny side that connects the top of Grafton Street with Merrion Row, was known as Beaux Walk in the 18th century, because this was where the beaux and the belles paraded themselves.
  • While the rocks' sunny sides are dark and manganese rich, their ground-facing surfaces are often stained orange by iron oxides in the soil.
1.1The more cheerful or pleasant aspect of a state of affairs: he was fond of the sunny side of life
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  • If rights talk is the sunny side of western law, corruption is the dark side.
  • We don't usually see it because we see the perfection of his final pieces and the sunny side of his persona as an internationally renowned designer.
  • You go blind if you stare at the sunny side of things for too long.


sunny side up

North American (Of an egg) fried on one side only.
Example sentences
  • 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?

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Syllabification: sun·ny side

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