noun sun·shine \-ˌshīn\

: the sun's light or rays : warmth and light from the sun

: a feeling of happiness

—used as a form of address that can be either friendly or rude

Full Definition of SUNSHINE

a :  the sun's light or direct rays
b :  the warmth and light given by the sun's rays
c :  a spot or surface on which the sun's light shines
:  something (as a person, condition, or influence) that radiates warmth, cheer, or happiness
sun·shiny \-ˌshī-nē\ adjective

First Known Use of SUNSHINE

13th century

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Rhymes with SUNSHINE

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Definition of SUNSHINE

:  forbidding or restricting closed meetings of legislative or executive bodies and sometimes providing for public access to records <sunshine laws>

First Known Use of SUNSHINE

SUNSHINY Defined for Kids


noun sun·shine \ˈsən-ˌshīn\

Definition of SUNSHINE for Kids

:  the sun's light or direct rays :  the warmth and light given by the sun's rays
:  something that spreads warmth or happiness <You are my sunshine.>


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