shining

[ shahy-ning ]
/ ˈʃaɪ nɪŋ /

adjective

radiant; gleaming; bright.
resplendent; brilliant: shining talents.
conspicuously fine: a shining example.

QUIZZES

DON’T VACILLATE! VANQUISH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

It’d be a real faux pas to miss this quiz on the words from August 3–9, 2020!
Question 1 of 7
What does “vacillate” mean?

Origin of shining

First recorded before 900; Middle English s(c)hininge, schininde, Old English scinende; see shine1, -ing2

synonym study for shining

1. See bright.

OTHER WORDS FROM shining

shin·ing·ly, adverbself-shining, adjectiveun·shin·ing, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for shining