Definition of shiny in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈʃʌɪni/

adjective (shinier, shiniest)

(Of a smooth surface) reflecting light, typically because very clean or polished: shiny hair shiny black shoes
More example sentences
  • As the sun came and went behind the clouds, shiny surfaces reflected it right across the showground.
  • Powered by infrared lasers, the shiny surface reflects and focuses this laser beam into a ring.
  • Continue to do this until most of the egg has set, but still retains a soft shiny surface.
glossy, glassy, bright, polished, burnished, gleaming, satiny, sheeny, lustrous, smooth
rare nitid



Example sentences
  • The cube's two halves slot together like an infuriating Christmas cracker puzzle and the four minimally printed CDs sit shinily in separate slots.
  • Its stainless-steel panels perforated by a grid of numerous small holes are either shinily opaque or surprisingly transparent, depending on your angle of view.
  • It's about the size of four phone boxes knocked through, but it's very new, and shinily neat and bright.


Pronunciation: /ˈʃʌɪnɪnəs/
Example sentences
  • It is not only the brightness, garishness, shininess and fine detail of these pictures: the composition, too, was - by the standards of the masters - slapdash.
  • Her tear filled eyes glazed over the shininess of the pipe, and then almost instantly, she screamed in rage and threw it down the tunnel.
  • Frankly the thought's so scary that I'm now scrabbling around for a shampoo that guarantees me precisely 100% normal shininess and not a single millionth of a percentage either way.

Words that rhyme with shiny

briny, Heine, liny, piny, spiny, tiny, whiny

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