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sheen

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adjective \ˈshēn\

Definition of sheen

  1. 1 archaic :  beautiful

  2. 2 archaic :  shining, resplendent



Origin of sheen

Middle English shene, from Old English scīene; akin to Old English scēawian to look — more at show


First Known Use: before 12th century


2

sheen

intransitive verb

Definition of sheen

  1. :  to be bright :  show a sheen



14th Century

First Known Use of sheen

14th century


3

sheen

noun

Simple Definition of sheen

  • : a soft, smooth, shiny quality

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sheen

  1. 1a :  a bright or shining condition :  brightnessb :  a subdued glitter approaching but short of optical reflectionc :  a lustrous surface imparted to textiles through finishing processes or use of shiny yarns

  2. 2 :  a textile exhibiting notable sheen

sheeny play \ˈshē-nē\ adjective

Examples of sheen in a sentence

  1. Her hair has a sheen to it.

  2. <polished the metal until it had an even sheen>



1600

First Known Use of sheen

1600

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SHEEN Defined for Kids

sheen

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noun \ˈshēn\

Definition of sheen for Students

  1. :  a bright or shining condition :  luster





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