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sunshine

[suhn-shahyn] /ˈsʌnˌʃaɪn/
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 relating to sunshine laws:
sunshine rules.
7.
fair-weather (def 2).
Origin
1200-1250
1200-50; Middle English sunnesin; see sun, shine
Related forms
sunshineless, adjective
sunshiny, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sunshiny

sunshine

/ˈsʌnˌʃaɪn/
noun
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
Derived Forms
sunshiny, adjective
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Word Origin and History for sunshiny

sunshine

n.

mid-13c., from sun (n.) + shine (n.). 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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Slang definitions & phrases for sunshiny

Sunset Strip

noun phrase

A section of Los Angeles, along Sunset Boulevard, frequented by alienated teenagers, drug users, derelicts, and other sub-and counterculture persons (1962+)


sunshades

noun

Sunglasses; shades (1965+)


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