- bright or glossy in appearance.
- filled with light, as by sunshine.
- rubbed or worn to a glossy smoothness, as clothes.
Origin of shiny
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1, 2. brilliant, shining, glistening, gleaming.
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Examples from the Web for shiny
But beneath all the shiny esteem, the 25-year-old Wright led a seedy double life.The Navy ‘Hero’ Who Pimped an HIV-Positive Teen
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Poking out of the shiny gold pages is a “distinctive silk marker”—also gold—which “complements the color of the leather.”Rand Paul’s Many Leather-Bound Books
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On the GOP side, everybody wanted their own shiny Super PAC.Speed Read: Kenneth Vogel’s ‘Big Money’ Shows How PACs Control Politics
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NYC Prep worked by shoving real-life rich kids into the shiny shells of reality television stars.The Surreal Genius of Bravo’s Rich Kids Docudrama ‘NYC Prep’
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On the way, we found ourselves wedged in traffic between a couple of Mercedes Benzes and a shiny new Jaguar.A Woman Blogger’s Scoop Helped Save Tunisia From Islamists
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The sweat oozed from his shiny forehead as he backed cautiously away.Slaves of Mercury
Worn smooth and shiny now, it is still my most precious possession.
Later there was rock, sometimes granite-like, sometimes black and shiny.The Einstein See-Saw
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Those eyes were the shiny, vacuous, soulless eyes of a madman!The Floating Island of Madness
The shiny floors had scarcely been walked upon, since they had been refinished.The Film of Fear
- glossy or polished; bright
- (of clothes or material) worn to a smooth and glossy state, as by continual rubbing
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Word Origin and History for shiny
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