: producing or reflecting a bright, steady light
: excellent or perfect
: emitting or reflecting light
: bright and often splendid in appearance : resplendent
Examples of SHINING
- Her latest movie is a shining example of what a film can be.
- <the shining moon formed a nice backdrop for our outdoor concert>
First Known Use of SHINING
before 12th century
Related to SHINING
- beaming, bedazzling, brilliant, candescent, clear, dazzling, effulgent, fulgent, glowing, incandescent, lambent, lucent, lucid, luminous, lustrous, radiant, refulgent, sheeny, bright, shiny, splendid
- dim, dull, lackluster, unbright, unbrilliant
Seen & Heard
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