\ 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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First Known Use of shiny

1558, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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12 Sep 2021

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“Shiny.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of shiny

: having a smooth, shining, bright appearance


\ 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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