Definition of “sunshine” - English Dictionary

“sunshine” in British English

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sunshinenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈsʌn.ʃaɪn/ 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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  • Butterflies fluttered about in the sunshine.
  • The house, with its fresh coat of paint, looked lovely in the sunshine.
  • In the village square, people were milling about in the sunshine.
  • Through the window came the last few oblique rays of evening sunshine.
  • A ray of sunshine shone through a gap in the clouds.

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 to work.

(Definition of “sunshine” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“sunshine” in American English

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sunshinenoun [ U ]

us /ˈsʌnˌʃɑɪn/

the light and heat that come from the sun:

The towels dried quickly in the sunshine.

(Definition of “sunshine” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)