sheen

[ sheen ]
/ ʃin /

noun

luster; brightness; radiance.
gleaming attire.

adjective

verb (used without object)

Scot. and North England. to shine.

Origin of sheen

before 900; (adj.) Middle English sheene beautiful, bright, shining, Old English scēne; cognate with German schön; (v.) Middle English s(c)henen, derivative of the adj.; (noun) derivative of the adj.

OTHER WORDS FROM sheen

sheen·ful, adjectivesheen·less, adjectivesheen·ly, adverb

Definition for sheen (2 of 2)

Sheen
[ sheen ]
/ ʃin /

noun

Fulton (John),1895–1979, U.S. Roman Catholic clergyman, writer, and teacher.
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British Dictionary definitions for sheen

sheen
/ (ʃiːn) /

noun

a gleaming or glistening brightness; lustre
poetic splendid clothing

adjective

rare shining and beautiful; radiant

Derived forms of sheen

sheeny, adjective

Word Origin for sheen

Old English sciene; related to Old Norse skjōni white horse, Gothic skauns beautiful, Old High German scōni bright
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