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shiny

[ shahy-nee ]
/ ˈʃaɪ ni /
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adjective, shin·i·er, shin·i·est.
bright or glossy in appearance.
filled with light, as by sunshine.
rubbed or worn to a glossy smoothness, as clothes.

OTHER WORDS FOR shiny

1, 2 brilliant, shining, gleaming, glistening.
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Origin of shiny

First recorded in 1580–90; shine1 + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM shiny

shin·i·ly, adverbshin·i·ness, nounun·shin·y, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for shiny

shiny
/ (ˈʃaɪnɪ) /

adjective shinier or shiniest
glossy or polished; bright
(of clothes or material) worn to a smooth and glossy state, as by continual rubbing

Derived forms of shiny

shininess, noun
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