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Noun: sunshine  'sún,shIn
  1. The rays of the sun
    "the shingles were weathered by the sunshine and wind";
    - sunlight, sun
     
  2. Moderate weather; suitable for outdoor activities
    - fair weather, temperateness
     
  3. The quality of being cheerful and dispelling gloom
    "flowers added a note of sunshine to the drab room";
    - cheerfulness, cheer, sunniness

Derived forms: sunshines

See also: cheerful, cheerless, depressing, uncheerful

Type of: atmospheric condition, attribute, conditions, light, visible light, visible radiation, weather, weather condition

Part of: disposition, temperament

Encyclopedia: Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows