Definition of shiny
1 : having a smooth glossy surface shiny new shoes
2a : bright with the rays of the sun : sunshinyb : filled with light
3 : rubbed or worn smooth
4 : lustrous with natural secretions a shiny nose
Examples of shiny in a Sentence
we could see our reflections in the shiny surface of the marble walls
Recent Examples of shiny from the Web
Massive stock pots for sale at the front were shiny and tempting, as were the fresh tamales holding court in a warming oven just past the registers.
Their eyes are shiny and dark, their hair sleek and black.
New balls are too shiny and slick to grip, so each one gets a mud bath and massage before games.
With beautiful pastel icing and shiny, glittery fondant, mermaid cakes are so dreamy.
Mahle’s just the latest to reach the doorstep of the majors, and compared to his new teammates is shiny and unblemished.
A saloon-style bar and shiny vats dominate the space, named for L.A. Aque duct masters William Mulholland , Fred Eaton, and Joseph Lippincott.
The shiny trailers, built in Ohio, cast a strange spell.
And for all the talk of shiny new future airplanes — about which Boeing will face plenty of skepticism — there’ll be an undercurrent of worry about current and near-term jet models.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'shiny'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use of shiny
SHINY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of shiny for English Language Learners
: having a smooth, shining, bright appearance
SHINY Defined for Kids
Definition of shiny for Students
: having a smooth bright appearance a shiny new car
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up shiny? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).