[ US /ˈʃin/ ]
[ UK /ʃˈiːn/ ]
  1. the visual property of something that shines with reflected light
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How To Use sheen In A Sentence

  • Rosheen watched as Postine came into view on the big screen, her massive frame picked out in infra-red against the night.
  • Since then thousands of artists have tried to bottle up its bright metallic sheen for themselves. The Sun
  • Metallic tiles are fashionable right now, and these patterned designs will add a luxurious sheen to walls and floors. Times, Sunday Times
  • It was a garden with trees of freshest green and ripe fruits of yellow sheen; and its birds were singing clear and keen and nils ran wimpling through the fair terrene. The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night
  • Down the spiral path of the pit they bore him, encircling the sheening, glowing Red One that seemed ever imminent to iridesce from colour and light into sweet singing and thunder. THE RED ONE
  • Dean has most of the Hollywood glamour; both Martin Sheen and Rob Reiner were here stumping for him in recent days.
  • Everything spread out again: the bridges with their arches opening upon the sheeny water; the Cite, enveloped in shade, above which rose the flavescent towers of Notre-Dame; the great curve of the right bank flooded with sunlight, and ending in the indistinct silhouette of the His Masterpiece
  • In the grainy black and white photo I can still make out the sheen of A.'s hair oil and the way he slicked his dark locks back on the sides.
  • Trinidadians are said by Creoles to be ethnically ‘mixed-up’ like callaloo, a kind of soup made from dasheen leaves and containing crab.
  • My skin was left soft with a subtle sheen - and the price is brilliant. Times, Sunday Times
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