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Definition of "sheen" [sheen]

  • Glistening brightness; luster: the sheen of old satin in candlelight. (noun)
  • Splendid attire. (noun)
  • A glossy surface given to textiles. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sheen" in a sentence
  • "The product, at the end of the day, is a very literary, heavy on style monkeyism, story which might just have a thin sheen of SF patina on it."
  • "Because no one gives a crap about her and she doesn't have to worry about any voter retaliation if they take a definitive stance either way. orange cinema why is it that she can specifically & directly pose at least one solution to our severe economic problem, and neither of our tapdancing flip-flopping candidates can? and btw martin sheen is still a badass. blog comments powered by Disqus"
  • "My favourite SF shows are all American, although maybe there's a certain sheen added by cultural distance."