What does Sunny mean?

Definitions for Sunny
ˈsʌn isun·ny

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Sunny.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cheery, gay, sunnyadjective

    bright and pleasant; promoting a feeling of cheer

    "a cheery hello"; "a gay sunny room"; "a sunny smile"


  1. sunnyadjective

    Of weather or a day, featuring a lot of sunshine.

    Whilst it may be sunny today, the weather forecast is predicting rain.

  2. sunnyadjective

    Of a place, receiving a lot of sunshine.

    I would describe Spain as sunny, but it's nothing in comparison to the Sahara.

  3. sunnyadjective

    Of a person or their mood, cheerful.

    a sunny disposition

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Sunnyadjective

    Etymology: from sun.

    She saw Duessa sunny bright,
    Adorn’d with gold and jewels shining clear. Fairy Queen.

    The eldest, that Fidelia hight,
    Like sunny beams threw from her crystal face. Fai. Queen.

    My decay’d fair
    A sunny look of his would soon repair. William Shakespeare.

    The chemist seeds
    Perpetual flames, whose unresisted force
    O’er sand and ashes and the stubborn flint
    Prevailing, turns into a fusile sea,
    That in his furnace bubbles sunny red. Philips.

    About me round I saw
    Hill, dale, and shady woods, and sunny plains,
    And liquid lapse of murm’ring streams. John Milton, Par. Lost.

    Him walking on a sunny hill he found,
    Back’d on the North and West by a thick wood. John Milton.

    The filmy gossamer now flits no more,
    Nor halcyons bask on the short sunny shore. Dryden.

    But what avail her unexhausted stores,
    Her blooming mountains and her sunny shores,
    With all the gifts that heaven and earth impart,
    The smiles of nature, and the charms of art,
    While proud oppression in her vallies reigns,
    And tyranny usurps her happy plains? Addison.

    Her sunny locks
    Hang on her temples like a golden fleece. William Shakespeare.


  1. Sunny

    Sunny is a soul jazz song written by Bobby Hebb in 1963. It is one of the most performed and recorded popular songs, with hundreds of versions released. BMI rates "Sunny" #25 in its "Top 100 songs of the century". It is also known by its first line: "Sunny, yesterday my life was filled with rain".


  1. sunny

    Sunny generally refers to a weather condition characterized by clear skies and a high amount of sunlight. It suggests that the sun is shining brightly and there are minimal or no clouds in the sky.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sunny

    of or pertaining to the sun; proceeding from, or resembling the sun; hence, shining; bright; brilliant; radiant

  2. Sunny

    exposed to the rays of the sun; brightened or warmed by the direct rays of the sun; as, a sunny room; the sunny side of a hill

  3. Sunny

    cheerful; genial; as, a sunny disposition

  4. Sunnynoun

    see Sunfish (b)


  1. Sunny

    "Sunny" is a song written by Bobby Hebb. It is one of the most covered popular songs, with hundreds of versions released. BMI rates "Sunny" number 25 in its "Top 100 songs of the century." Hebb's parents, William and Ovalla Hebb, were both blind musicians. Hebb and his older brother Harold performed as a song-and-dance duo in Nashville, beginning when Bobby was three and Harold was nine. Hebb performed on a TV show hosted by country music record producer Owen Bradley. Hebb wrote the song in the 48 hours following a double tragedy on November 22, 1963, the day U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated and Hebb's older brother Harold was stabbed to death outside a Nashville nightclub. Hebb was devastated by both events and many critics say that those events & critically the loss of his older brother inspired the lyrics & tune. According to Hebb, he merely wrote the song as an expression of a preference for a "sunny" disposition over a "lousy" disposition following the murder of his brother. Events influenced Hebb's songwriting, but his melody, crossing over into R&B Country and Pop, together with the optimistic lyrics, came from the artist's desire to express that one should always "look at the bright side"; a direct quote from the author. Hebb has said about "Sunny":

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  1. sunny

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. SUNNY

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Sunny is ranked #38265 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Sunny surname appeared 579 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Sunny.

    67.8% or 393 total occurrences were Asian.
    22.6% or 131 total occurrences were White.
    4.4% or 26 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    3.1% or 18 total occurrences were Black.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Sunny' in Adjectives Frequency: #1020

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sunny in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sunny in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Sunny in a Sentence

  1. The WSL:

    With heavy hearts we confirm that Sunny Garcia is in the ICU in the hospital, instagram Sunny has always been a great champion of surfing, both in and out of the water.

  2. Stephen Cazares:

    Ramesh Sunny Balwani joined Theranos because Ramesh Sunny Balwani believed in Theranos' technology and the groundbreaking mission. Ramesh Sunny Balwani didn't join Theranos because Elizabeth was Ramesh Sunny Balwani girlfriend.

  3. Sunny Sweeney:

    My aunt found it and was talking to mom who said, 'Sunny has a lot of fans on Facebook,' so they asked me to post it and I was like, 'Sure, of course!', i thought, 'Maybe, maybe not we'll find the owner.'.

  4. W. B. Yeats:

    Let the minor genius go his light way and enjoy his life - the great nature cannot so live, he is never really in holiday mood, even though he often plucks flowers by the wayside and ties them into knots and garlands like little children and lays out on a sunny morning.

  5. Jeffrey Schenk:

    Ramesh Sunny Balwani is not Ramesh Sunny Balwani. Ramesh Sunny Balwani's a perpetrator of the fraud. . Ramesh Sunny Balwani knows that the biggest threat to fraud is the truth.

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