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Definition of "shiny" []

  • Radiating light; bright. (adjective)
  • Bright from reflected light; glistening. (adjective)
  • Having a sheen from being rubbed or worn smooth. (adjective)

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 "shiny" in a sentence
  • ""They're buying what they call shiny, bright ornaments because that's what the 40 and 50-year-old people, their grandma had them.""
  • "We don't need to demonize it outright, but it doesn't make sense to glorify it in "shiny" ways either."
  • "It was wrapped in shiny, green paper with a purple bow."