bright or glossy in appearance.
filled with light, as by sunshine.
rubbed or worn to a glossy smoothness, as clothes.
- shin·i·ly, adverb
- shin·i·ness, noun
- un·shin·y, adjective
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How to use shiny in a sentence
We agreed that our car had never looked handsomer and shinier since our first day of ownership.The Car That Went Abroad | Albert Bigelow Paine
This softens the surface fibers, and they can then be rolled flatter and hence take a shinier surface.From Paper-mill to Pressroom | William Bond Wheelwright
That is, Charley grew rosier, and George's smooth black skin grew shinier, which was the same thing—for him.Harper's Young People, June 1, 1880 | Various
Many were bigger than mine, with newer and shinier things, but they did not seem to differ in kind.Darkwater | W. E. B. Du Bois
At the end of the gully was a new Teal bug, shinier than the ancient lost chariot, but equally gay and uncomfortable.Free Air | Sinclair Lewis
British Dictionary definitions for shiny
glossy or polished; bright
(of clothes or material) worn to a smooth and glossy state, as by continual rubbing
- shininess, noun
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