sunshiny

sunshine

[suhn-shahyn]
noun
1.
the shining of the sun; direct light of the sun.
2.
brightness or radiance; cheerfulness or happiness.
3.
a source of cheer or happiness.
4.
the effect of the sun in lighting and heating a place.
5.
a place where the direct rays of the sun fall.
adjective
6.
of or pertaining to sunshine laws: sunshine rules.
7.
fair-weather ( def 2 ).

Origin:
1200–50; Middle English sunnesin; see sun, shine

sunshineless, adjective
sunshiny, adjective
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sunshine (ˈsʌnˌʃaɪn)
 
n
1.  the light received directly from the sun
2.  the warmth from the sun
3.  a sunny area
4.  a light-hearted or ironic term of address
 
'sunshiny
 
adj

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sunshine
mid-13c., from sun (n.) + shine. Sunshine law in reference to U.S. open meeting legislation is recorded from 1972, from the notion of shining the light of public access on deliberations formerly held behind closed doors.
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