Definition of sheen
sheenyplay \ˈshē-nē\ adjective
Examples of sheen in a Sentence
Her hair has a sheen to it.
polished the metal until it had an even sheen
Recent Examples of sheen from the Web
The hubcaps at the top of the Chrysler Building are made of stainless steel, which helps them retain their silver sheen in the sunlight.
Egg: Using beaten whole eggs will give color and sheen to a bread.
The vitamin A in mangos can add a sheen to your hair.
In its sheen, Mr. Lee claimed, was not just one face, but three.
Pretty neat, huh? Tinted lip balm for your cheeks — that's the CliffNotes version of these cream blushes that not only impart a wash of color but also a nice dewy (not glossy) sheen as a finish.
Muddy Waters balanced both tendencies of the electric blues, conjuring the raw force of Howlin’ Wolf and also possessing the polish and sheen of BB King.
Egg yolk provides rich color, browning easily in the oven; egg white provides a nice sheen.
That’s Short and Sweet Chi Chi London Gilded Grace Lace Dress in Blush $175, Modcloth This dress has a soft blush tone with a gold sheen and layers of tulle made for dancing the night away.
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SHEEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sheen for English Language Learners
: a soft, smooth, shiny quality
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