shiny

[ shahy-nee ]
/ ˈʃaɪ ni /

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.

Nearby words

  1. shinny,
  2. shinola,
  3. shinplaster,
  4. shinto,
  5. shinty,
  6. ship,
  7. ship biscuit,
  8. ship canal,
  9. ship chandler,
  10. ship decanter

Origin of shiny

First recorded in 1580–90; shine1 + -y1

SYNONYMS FOR shiny
1, 2. brilliant, shining, glistening, gleaming.

Related formsshin·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 Formsshininess, noun

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Word Origin and History for shiny

shiny

adj.

1580s, from shine (n.) + -y (2). As a noun meaning "a shiny object" (also "money") from 1856. Related: Shininess.

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