Sunshine is the light that comes from the sun. On a clear, cloudless spring day, you can go outside and enjoy the sunshine.

Scientifically, sunshine or sunlight is the radiation that the sun gives off. You can describe any light or warmth you observe from the sun as sunshine: "Look at the sunshine sparkling on the lake this morning!" Figuratively, the word is also used for cheerfulness, warmth, and happiness: "It's all sunshine and sing-alongs in the kindergarten classroom, but fourth grade is totally different."

Definitions of sunshine
  1. noun
    the rays of the sun
    synonyms: sun, sunlight
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    a sudden emergence of the sun from behind clouds
    type of:
    light, visible light, visible radiation
    (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation
  2. noun
    moderate weather; suitable for outdoor activities
    synonyms: fair weather, temperateness
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    type of:
    atmospheric condition, conditions, weather, weather condition
    the atmospheric conditions that comprise the state of the atmosphere in terms of temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation
  3. noun
    the quality of being cheerful and dispelling gloom
    synonyms: cheer, cheerfulness, sunniness
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    not conducive to cheer or good spirits
    good-humoredness, good-humouredness, good-naturedness, good-temperedness
    a cheerful willingness to be obliging
    type of:
    an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity
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