a ray of sunshine

informal
someone who is happy and makes other people feel happy. This expression is often used humorously about people who are not happy.

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • ray of sunshine — noun A happy person, someone who cheers up others • • • Main Entry: ↑ray * * * informal a person or thing that brings happiness into the lives of others * * * ray of sunshine : someone or something that makes a person happier or a place more… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ray of sunshine — ► ray of sunshine informal a person who brings happiness into the lives of others. Main Entry: ↑ray …   English terms dictionary

  • ray of sunshine — Synonyms and related words: Leibnizian optimist, Pollyanna, aspirant, aspirer, broad day, chiliast, dawn, day, day glow, daylight, dayshine, daytide, daytime, dusk, full sun, green flash, hopeful, hoper, irrepressible optimist, light of day,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • ray of sunshine — informal a person who brings happiness to others. → ray …   English new terms dictionary

  • (a) ray of sunshine — a ray of sunshine informal phrase someone who is happy and makes other people feel happy. This expression is often used humorously about people who are not happy. Thesaurus: people who are happy, hopeful and friendlysynonym Main entry: ray * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • (a) ray of sunshine — someone or something that makes you feel happy, especially in a difficult situation. Amid all the gloom, their grandchild has been a real ray of sunshine …   New idioms dictionary

  • like a ray of sunshine on a rainy day — the only bright spot on a bad day …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ray — Ⅰ. ray [1] ► NOUN 1) each of the lines in which light seems to stream from the sun or any luminous body. 2) the straight line in which radiation travels to a given point. 3) (rays) a specified form of non luminous radiation: ultra violet rays. 4) …   English terms dictionary

  • ray — [reı] n [Sense: 1 5; Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: rai, from Latin radius; RADIUS] [Sense: 6; Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: raie, from Latin raia] 1.) a straight narrow beam of light from the sun or moon ▪ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ray — [ reı ] noun count * 1. ) usually plural light or heat from the sun: The last rays of the sun were disappearing behind the mountains. Your skin needs protection from the sun s rays. a ) a narrow line of light that you can see coming from the sun… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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