Sunshiny

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sunshiny Beaming with good spirits; cheerful. "Her sunshiny face."
    • Sunshiny Bright like the sun; resplendent. "Flashing beams of that sunshiny shield."
    • Sunshiny Bright with the rays of the sun; clear, warm, or pleasant; as, a sunshiny day.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • sunshiny Bright with the rays of the sun; having the sky unclouded in the daytime: as, sunshiny weather.
    • sunshiny Bright like the sun.
    • sunshiny Bright; cheerful; cheery.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Sunshiny bright with sunshine: pleasant: bright like the sun
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Quotations

  • Lydia M. Child
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    “Childhood itself is scarcely more lovely than a cheerful, kindly, sunshiny old age.”
  • Lord Byron
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    “I am always most religious upon a sunshiny day...”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. sunne; Ice. sunna, Ger. sunne.

Usage

In literature:

What had become of the frank sunshiny look, the merry laugh, the careless indolence that had always belonged to Erle?
"Wee Wifie" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
That first night without the little sunshiny presence was terrible for the old-clo' woman.
"Ghetto Comedies" by Israel Zangwill
Purely, Miss Crissy, I'm stout and hearty, and you look as pretty and as rosy as a field of pinks on a sunshiny morning.
"She Would Be a Soldier" by Mordecai Manuel Noah
The bright and sunshiny little domicile "The Mia-Mia," was now silent and desolate, as if under a spell.
"Australia Revenged" by Boomerang
The most of it she succeeded in doing in a very sunshiny way.
"Dr. Sevier" by George W. Cable
The drive through the country roads was delightful, it was such a fine day, so bright, so sunshiny.
"Jolly Sally Pendleton" by Laura Jean Libbey
Next morning was Sunday, and a beautiful sunshiny day.
"Neighbor Nelly Socks" by Sarah L. Barrow
Johanna, the maid, began brushing the sunshiny hair, the Gorgeous Girl stamping her feet as snarls asserted themselves.
"The Gorgeous Girl" by Nalbro Bartley
It was a warm, sunshiny day.
"A Singer from the Sea" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
He declared our married life should be one long sunshiny summer day; whilst I promised to be his little ministering angel!
"The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 25, January 1893" by Various
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In poetry:

And I'm going down to the meadow,
For I know he is waiting there,
To wreathe the sunshiny blossoms
In the curls of my yellow hair.
"The Ploughboy" by Kate Seymour Maclean
There are phantoms of sunshiny hours
That fled when the summer time fled,
And specters that mock while they haunt us,
Long buried, but never dead.
"The Ghosts In The Heart" by Madge Morris Wagner
Oh! the eye sees but half through a blazoned glass
The smile of the sunshiny earth,
And a laugh cannot pass through a marbly mass,
But it loses the pulse of its mirth.
"The Better Hope" by Ernest Jones
But Fancy, flitting through the gleams
Of youth's sunshiny atmosphere,
Has fallen in the past, and seems,
Like this poor leaflet nestled here,--
A phantom guest of empty dreams.
"An Empty Nest" by James Whitcomb Riley
And the very last isle in the River of Sleep
Is the sunshiny Isle-of-Waking.
We see it first with our eyes a-peep,
And we give a yawn—then away we leap,
The barge of Slumber forsaking.
"The River Of Sleep" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
I thank you. Three words that can hardly be mended,
Though phrases on phrases their eloquence pile,
If you hear the heart's throb with their eloquence blended,
And read all they mean in a sunshiny smile.
"In Response" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

Chicano Batman plays a sunshiny set on a cold day at Voodoo.
Saturday was a perfect, stunning, sunshiny day.
Chicano Batman plays a sunshiny set on a cold day at Voodoo.
The Sunshiny Menace of 'Wild Palms'.
The morning frost is giving way to a bright sunshiny day.
That means the sun burn index for our region will register a perfect 10 on any sunshiny day from now until July 4th (roughly 3 weeks either side of the solstice).
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