how to pronounce sunshine


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the above transcription of sunshine is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

sunshine is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of sunshine in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… does it does the sunshine add mass to …”

meanings of sunshine


  1. Geniality or cheerfulness.
  2. Used to address someone who has just woken up and/or is very sleepy.
  3. Ironic form of address used to an inferior or troublemaker.
  4. The direct rays, light or warmth of the sun.
  5. A location on which the sun's rays fall.
  6. The effect which the sun has when it lights and warms some place.
  7. A source of cheerfulness or joy.
  8. Friendly form of address often reserved for juniors.


  1. Open to and permitting public access, especially with regard to activities that were previously closed-door or back-room meetings.


  1. A surname​.

sunshine frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word sunshine occurs in english on average 27.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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