[ US /ˈʃaɪni/ ]
[ UK /ʃˈa‍ɪni/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  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. having a shiny surface or coating
    glazed fabrics
    glazed doughnuts
    glazed doughnuts
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How To Use shiny In A Sentence

  • I picked a piece of fluff off my shiny black suit.
  • She pushed the button and waited in front of one of the shiny gold colored doors.
  • From his shiny, greasy, biker-looking jeans to his short, greying beard, he was muscle and bone.
  • (Variety's Dennis Harvey called Mr. Friedman's onscreen persona "nebbishy"; The Boston Globe's Wesley Morris was a little nicer, saying, "The movie is the product of his big, shiny love of forgotten soul legends whom superstardom ... has eluded.") Did Pirated 'Wolverine' Review Get Fox 411's Roger Friedman Fired? [Update]
  • A new furniture shop with a three-piece suite in uncut moquette in the window next to a cocktail cabinet shiny as toffee.
  • They are green and white, and they carry their national symbol, the star and crescent, silvery bright and shiny.
  • It was a fitting gown with long slits, black in color and had shiny small stones cut into tiny roses embroidered at the hem of the long skirt.
  • I imagine a shiny new sports car parked in his drive. The Sun
  • He couldn't stop looking the man's shiny gold tooth that glinted ominously in the streetlight.
  • The flowers are shiny yellow with 8-12 petals. Times, Sunday Times
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