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shiny

[shahy-nee] /ˈʃaɪ ni/
adjective, shinier, shiniest.
1.
bright or glossy in appearance.
2.
filled with light, as by sunshine.
3.
rubbed or worn to a glossy smoothness, as clothes.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; shine1 + -y1
Related forms
shinily, adverb
shininess, noun
unshiny, adjective
Synonyms
1, 2. brilliant, shining, glistening, gleaming.
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  • Look for fish with bright eyes, shiny skin, and a mild aroma.
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  • Look for fish that have bright eyes, shiny skin, and a mildly fishy aroma.
  • When the economy is good and all is bright and shiny, you have sparkling exuberance and glittering whimsicality.
  • shiny skin, bright red gills, and a clean ocean smell are the best indications of freshness.
  • All of us, though, worship at the altar of bright and shiny things.
  • Add the remaining tablespoon of sugar and beat until peaks are stiff and shiny.
  • But all that will change, as she will post something shiny and new this afternoon.
  • People here knew that their lives will only be shiny if they'll make them shine themselves.
  • The shiny has a more marked dark eye line and paler supercilium, giving it a more striking face pattern.
British Dictionary definitions for shiny

shiny

/ˈʃaɪnɪ/
adjective shinier, shiniest
1.
glossy or polished; bright
2.
(of clothes or material) worn to a smooth and glossy state, as by continual rubbing
Derived Forms
shininess, noun
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Word Origin and History for 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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