sheen


1sheen

adjective \ˈshēn\

Definition of SHEEN

1
archaic :  beautiful
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

2sheen

intransitive verb

Definition of SHEEN

:  to be bright :  show a sheen

First Known Use of SHEEN

14th century

3sheen

noun

: a soft, smooth, shiny quality

Full Definition of SHEEN

1
a :  a bright or shining condition :  brightness
b :  a subdued glitter approaching but short of optical reflection
c :  a lustrous surface imparted to textiles through finishing processes or use of shiny yarns
2
:  a textile exhibiting notable sheen
sheeny \ˈshē-nē\ adjective

Examples of SHEEN

  1. Her hair has a sheen to it.
  2. <polished the metal until it had an even sheen>

First Known Use of SHEEN

1600

Other Textiles Terms

batt, bias, brocade, duck, flock, lawn, toile

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