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sunny

[suhn-ee] /ˈsʌn i/
adjective, sunnier, sunniest.
1.
abounding in sunshine:
a sunny day.
2.
exposed to, lighted, or warmed by the direct rays of the sun:
a sunny room.
3.
pertaining to or proceeding from the sun; solar.
4.
resembling the sun.
5.
cheery, cheerful, or joyous:
a sunny disposition.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300 Middle English; see sun, -y1
Related forms
sunnily, adverb
sunniness, noun
unsunny, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sunnier

sunny

/ˈsʌnɪ/
adjective -nier, -niest
1.
full of or exposed to sunlight
2.
radiating good humour
3.
of or resembling the sun
Derived Forms
sunnily, adverb
sunniness, noun
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Word Origin and History for sunnier

sunny

adj.

"full of sun," c.1300, from sun (n.) + -y (2). Figurative sense of "cheerful" is attested from 1540s. Related: Sunnily; sunniness. Eggs served sunny side up first attested 1900.

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