sheen

[sheen]
noun
1.
luster; brightness; radiance.
2.
gleaming attire.
adjective
verb (used without object)
5.
Scot. and North England. to shine.

Origin:
before 900; (adj.) Middle English sheene beautiful, bright, shining, Old English scēne; cognate with German schön; (v.) Middle English s(c)henen, derivative of the adj.; (noun) derivative of the adj.

sheenful, adjective
sheenless, adjective
sheenly, adverb


1. See polish.
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Sheen

[sheen]
noun
Fulton (John) 1895–1979, U.S. Roman Catholic clergyman, writer, and teacher.
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sheen (ʃiːn)
 
n
1.  a gleaming or glistening brightness; lustre
2.  poetic splendid clothing
 
adj
3.  rare shining and beautiful; radiant
 
[Old English sciene; related to Old Norse skjōni white horse, Gothic skauns beautiful, Old High German scōni bright]
 
'sheeny
 
adj

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sheen
1602 (first attested in "Hamlet" iii.2), noun use of adj. sheene "beautiful, bright," from O.E. scene, from P.Gmc. *skauniz (cf. O.H.G. skoni, Ger. schön, O.Fris. skene, M.Du. scone, Du. schoon, Goth. skaunja "beautiful"), from PIE base *skeue- "to pay attention, perceive" (see caveat).
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Slang Dictionary

sheen definition

[ʃin]
  1. n.
    a car. (From machine.) : You have one fine sheen there.
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Example sentences
Sometimes it takes the sheen of a consultant for the ideas to sink in.
In the bottom-of-the-sea sheen of the forest, the skin looks insubstantial.
But it's entirely possible that terns could be exposed to an oily sheen as they
  dive for fish.
At night, soft candlelight or twinkling string lights make the walls glow with
  a satiny sheen.
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