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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]


Reflecting light


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


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

Sense 2shiny [BACK TO TOP]


Having a shiny surface or coating


shiny; glazed

Context examples:

glazed fabrics / glazed doughnuts


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]


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


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


polished (perfected or made shiny and smooth)

Sense 4shiny [BACK TO TOP]


Abounding with sunlight


sunshiny; sunny; shining; shiny; bright

Context examples:

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


clear (free from clouds or mist or haze)

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