Sunny vs Helen - What's the difference?

sunny | helen |

As an adjective sunny

is (of weather or a day) featuring a lot of sunshine.

As an adverb sunny

is (us|regional) sunny side up.

As a noun sunny

is a sunfish.

As a verb helen is

to heal or helen can be to accept stolen goods.




  • (of weather or a day) Featuring a lot of sunshine.
  • Whilst it may be sunny today, the weather forecast is predicting rain.
  • (of a place) Receiving a lot of sunshine.
  • the sunny side of a hill
    I would describe Spain as sunny , but it's nothing in comparison to the Sahara.
  • (figuratively, of a person or a person's mood) Cheerful.
  • a sunny disposition
  • * Shakespeare
  • My decayed fair / A sunny look of his would soon repair.
  • Of or relating to the sun; proceeding from, or resembling the sun; brilliant; radiant.
  • * Spenser
  • sunny beams
  • * Shakespeare
  • sunny locks


    * bright; sunshiny * (place) sunlit * (person) bright, cheerful

    Derived terms

    * sunnily * sunniness * sunny side up * unsunny


  • (US, regional) sunny side up
  • Noun

  • A sunfish.
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    Proper noun

  • (Greek mythology) the daughter of Zeus and Leda, considered to be the most beautiful woman in the world; her abduction by Paris brought about the Trojan War.
  • * 1602 William Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida , Act I, Scene I
  • Fools on both sides! Helen must needs be fair,
    When with your blood you daily paint her thus.
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  • * 1928 , The Mystery of the Blue Train
  • "Is her name Ellen or Helen , Miss Viner? I thought - "
    Miss Viner closed her eyes.
    "I can sound my h's, dear, as well as anyone, but Helen is not a suitable name for a servant. I don't know what the mothers in the lower classes are coming to nowadays."
  • * 1993 , The Fourteen Sisters of Emilio Montez O'Brien , ISBN 0-14-023028-9, page 6:
  • - - - in 1910 she brought Helen' into the world, the little female, or "''mujercita''", as her mother called all the babies, naming her after the glittery label on a facial ointment, The ' Helen of Troy Beauty Pomade, said to eradicate wrinkles, to soften and add a youthful glow to the user's skin - a fortuitous choice because, of all the sisters, she would be the most beautiful and, never growing old, would always possess the face of a winsome adolescent beauty.
  • * 2003 , A Share in Death'', HarperCollins, ISBN 0060534389, page 189
  • Gemma followed her, thinking that Helen seemed rather an old-fashioned and elegant name for this rumpled young mother.