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
Young foliage often is shiny or oily-looking with a reddish tint.
The engine, shiny like a chrome sculpture, is visible beneath the sheer floor surface.
But after the shiny name wears off the only thing fans care about is winning.
One wall in the fourth-floor galleries of the Museum of Contemporary Art is now papered over entirely in shiny, happy, smiley-face flowers.
They are embellished with enough shiny sequins, faux fur, chiffon and gold lamé to make even the Supremes jealous.
In another, a current of smoke wafts across the painting like a lazy jet stream, through a levitating circle seemingly made of shiny red ribbon, while the background pattern is green-on-green, a camouflagelike brocade.
For her soulful performance, Halsey sported a shiny strappy crop top with long sleeve shrug.
Be warned: While new communities are shiny and exciting at first, chastening cracks soon appear.
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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
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