shiny

adjective
\ ˈshī-nē How to pronounce shiny (audio) \
shinier; shiniest

Definition of shiny

1 : having a smooth glossy surface shiny new shoes
2a : bright with the rays of the sun : sunshiny
b : filled with light
3 : rubbed or worn smooth
4 : lustrous with natural secretions a shiny nose

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Other Words from shiny

shininess noun

Examples of shiny in a Sentence

we could see our reflections in the shiny surface of the marble walls

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When the inspector has signed off on the permit without issue and the homeowner comes in and sees shiny new fixtures that work flawlessly. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "How to Become a Skilled Tradesperson," 13 Mar. 2019 Beauty Bonus: Finish off this dreamy look with red lip stain and shiny pink nails. Alanna Greco, Seventeen, "Exactly What to Wear to Prom, According to Your Sign," 11 Mar. 2019 The look: Right in the middle of the sheen spectrum, a satin finish is more light-reflecting than eggshell without appearing as shiny as semigloss. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, "A Paint Expert's Simple Guide to Choosing the Right Paint Finish," 4 Mar. 2019 This brand-new little evergreen has shiny leaves and fine branches. Arricca Sansone, Country Living, "20 Best Boxwood Shrubs to Plant in Your Garden," 14 Feb. 2019 Layla was wearing shiny white shoes and a fluffy pink dress. Lauren Blodgett, Glamour, "I Represent Migrant Children in Immigration Court. This Is What It's Like.," 26 July 2018 Eggshell This popular finish is not shiny but not totally matte, and easier to clean than flat. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, "A Paint Expert's Simple Guide to Choosing the Right Paint Finish," 4 Mar. 2019 This will be followed by a honeymoon phase, where everything is shiny and new, convenient and incredibly exciting. Lucie Zhang, Vogue, "What Living in New York Teaches You About Love," 7 Feb. 2019 The strapless minidress from Vex Clothing hugged her curves and was so shiny, the star couldn't resist getting multiple shots of the look from all angles. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Kylie Jenner Loved Her Vex Clothing Minidress So Much, She Took Multiple Photos for the 'Gram," 8 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of shiny

1558, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of shiny was in 1558

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shiny

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of shiny

: having a smooth, shining, bright appearance

shiny

adjective
\ ˈshī-nē How to pronounce shiny (audio) \
shinier; shiniest

Kids Definition of shiny

: having a smooth bright appearance a shiny new car

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