shiny

play
adjective \ ˈshī-nē \

Definition of shiny

shinier; shiniest
1 :having a smooth glossy surface
  • shiny new shoes
2 a :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

shininess

noun

Examples of shiny in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of shiny

1558


SHINY Defined for English Language Learners

shiny

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adjective

Definition of shiny for English Language Learners

  • : having a smooth, shining, bright appearance


SHINY Defined for Kids

shiny

play
adjective \ ˈshī-nē \

Definition of shiny for Students

shinier; shiniest
:having a smooth bright appearance
  • a shiny new car


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