[ 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.

Origin of shiny

First recorded in 1580–90; shine1 + -y1


1, 2 brilliant, shining, glistening, gleaming.

Related forms

shin·i·ly, adverbshin·i·ness, nounun·shin·y, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for 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

shininess, noun
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