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1. burnish

noun. ['ˈbɝːnɪʃ'] the property of being smooth and shiny.

Synonyms

  • radiance
  • polish
  • French polish
  • smoothness
  • glaze
  • gloss
  • glossiness
  • refulgency
  • effulgence
  • shine
  • radiancy

Antonyms

  • dullness
  • unhappiness
  • ill health
  • uglify

Etymology

  • burnir (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Burnish

  • furnish

Example sentences of the word burnish


1. Verb, base form
To bring out the most brilliant level of shine in your silver, you should burnish it.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
When you burnish something, you are making the object shiny using friction and pressure.

3. Verb, past tense
They then burnish the pots with a smooth stone and decorate them.

4. Noun, singular or mass
If it is too light, re-wet the paper with the pen and burnish again.

2. burnish

verb. ['ˈbɝːnɪʃ'] polish and make shiny.

Synonyms

  • polish
  • buff
  • smoothen
  • smooth
  • shine

Antonyms

  • imperfection
  • ungraciousness
  • variability
  • unevenness

Etymology

  • burnir (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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