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sunshine

noun [U] uk   us   /ˈsʌn.ʃaɪn/

sunshine noun [U] (LIGHT)

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