[ US /ˈʃaɪnɪŋ/ ]
[ UK /ʃˈa‍ɪnɪŋ/ ]
  1. made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing; reflecting a sheen or glow
    bright silver candlesticks
    rows of shining glasses
    she brushed her hair until it fell in lustrous auburn waves
    shiny black patents
    a burnished brass knocker
  2. reflecting light
    lustrous auburn hair
    saw the moon like a shiny dime on a deep blue velvet carpet
    shining white enamel
    glistening bodies of swimmers
    the horse's glossy coat
  3. marked by exceptional merit
    a shining example
    had shining virtues and few faults
  1. the work of making something smooth and shiny by rubbing or waxing it
    the shining of shoes provided a meager living
    every Sunday he gave his car a good polishing
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How To Use shining In A Sentence

  • The sun was shining, the food at the restaurant was good and I was left with a warm glow in my tummy afterwards.
  • The beast was as huge as an aurochs, its glossy midnight mane shining in the sunlight as it pawed the ground restlessly with one forehoof.
  • I pose a question, one that bestirs itself to haunt me in a tuneful way each Christmas, and so I pass my quizzical spirit of Christmas past along to you … Did you “hang a shining star upon the highest bough” or merely “muddle through somehow” this Christmas season? Go ahead, hang a shining star upon the highest bough and... you know...
  • The deer brought him to where Rishyashringa was, and Vibondaka saw this shining young baby with deer horns.
  • So my idea is that we need these shining knights from the castle to journey forth on a quest.
  • One day she would be the shining example of a loving wife and mother.
  • It looked like it was going to be grotty, but as I was on the tube the clouds all seemed to disappear and by the time I came back above ground at Tottenham Court Road station the sky was a beautiful clear blue and the sun was shining brightly.
  • The stars gleaming and moon shining lit my way to the secluded hill as the noise of everyone behind me faded.
  • Last week, a bronze-skinned buckaroo, with a flashing red neckerchief above his blue shirt, with shining leather chaparejos and crimson saddle-blanket, dashed up from a Western skyline on a snorting, piebald cow-pony.
  • Jacqui looked at me, her eyes shining with not relief or left over fear or any other emotion instead she burst into a spate of giggles.
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