shining

adjective shin·ing \ ˈshī-niŋ \
|Updated on: 10 Jul 2018

Definition of shining

1 : emitting or reflecting light
2 : bright and often splendid in appearance : resplendent
3 : possessing a distinguished quality : illustrious
4 : full of sunshine

Examples of shining in a Sentence

  1. Her latest movie is a shining example of what a film can be.

  2. the shining moon formed a nice backdrop for our outdoor concert

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First Known Use of shining

before 12th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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SHINING Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of shining for English Language Learners

  • : producing or reflecting a bright, steady light

  • : excellent or perfect



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