adjective/adjetivo (-nier, -niest)
- [hair/fabric/plastic] brillante; [shoe] brillante, lustroso a shiny new coin una moneda nueva y reluciente the seat of his trousers was shiny with wear los fondillos de los pantalones estaban brillantes or (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) lustrosos de tan gastadosMore 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.
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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.