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SHINY (shinier, shiniest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does shiny mean? 

SHINY (adjective)
  The adjective SHINY has 4 senses:

1. reflecting light
2. having a shiny surface or coating
3. made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing; reflecting a sheen or glow
4. abounding with sunlight

  Familiarity information: SHINY used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SHINY (adjective)


Sense 1shiny [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Reflecting light

Synonyms:

glistening; sheeny; shiny; glossy; lustrous; shining

Context examples:

glistening bodies of swimmers / the horse's glossy coat / lustrous auburn hair / saw the moon like a shiny dime on a deep blue velvet carpet / shining white enamel

Similar:

bright (emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts)


Sense 2shiny [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having a shiny surface or coating

Synonyms:

shiny; glazed

Context examples:

glazed fabrics / glazed doughnuts

Similar:

glassy; vitreous; vitrified ((of ceramics) having the surface made shiny and nonporous by fusing a vitreous solution to it)

glass-like (resembling glass)

calendered; glossy ((of paper and fabric and leather) having a surface made smooth and glossy especially by pressing between rollers)

icy (shiny and slick as with a thin coating of ice)


Sense 3shiny [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing; reflecting a sheen or glow

Synonyms:

burnished; lustrous; shining; shiny; bright

Context examples:

bright silver candlesticks / a burnished brass knocker / she brushed her hair until it fell in lustrous auburn waves / rows of shining glasses / shiny black patents

Similar:

polished (perfected or made shiny and smooth)


Sense 4shiny [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Abounding with sunlight

Synonyms:

sunshiny; sunny; shining; shiny; bright

Context examples:

a bright sunny day / one shining morning / when it is warm and shiny

Similar:

clear (free from clouds or mist or haze)


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