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noun [uncountable]     sunshine pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    light from the sun. This word is used especially to mean that the light is warm and pleasant

    The sea was sparkling in the early morning sunshine.

    I love walking in the park in the warm sunshine.

    bright/brilliant sunshine

  2. 2
    spoken used for talking to someone who you are annoyed with
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