Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “sunshine”

See all translations

sunshine

noun [U] uk   /ˈsʌn.ʃaɪn/ us  

sunshine noun [U] (LIGHT)

B1 the light and heat that come from the sun: The children were out playing in the sunshine.
More examples

sunshine noun [U] (PLEASURE)

informal happiness or pleasure: Their grandchildren have brought sunshine into their lives. mainly UK informal used as a form of address, either in a friendly way, or to express unwillingness to accept another person's delays, bad behaviour, etc.: Hello, sunshine! Come on, sunshine, get a move on.
Translations of “sunshine”
in Korean 햇빛…
in Arabic أشِعّة الشَّمس…
in Portuguese sol, luz do sol…
in Catalan sol, llum solar…
in Japanese 日光, 太陽の光…
in Italian sole, luce del sole…
in Chinese (Traditional) 光線, 陽光,日照…
in Russian солнечный свет…
in Turkish güneş/gün ışığı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 光线, 阳光,日照…
in Polish słońce…
(Definition of sunshine from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of sunshine?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “sunshine” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

guru

a religious leader or teacher in the Hindu or Sikh religion

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More