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sheen

[ sheen ]
/ ʃin /
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noun

luster; brightness; radiance.
gleaming attire.

adjective

verb (used without object)

Scot. and North England. to shine.

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Origin of sheen

First recorded before 900; (adjective) Middle English sheene “beautiful, bright, shining,” Old English scēne; cognate with German schön; (verb) Middle English s(c)henen, derivative of the adjective; (noun) derivative of the adjective

synonym study for sheen

1. See polish.

OTHER WORDS FROM sheen

sheenful, adjectivesheenless, adjectivesheenly, 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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