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1. shiny

adjective. ['ˈʃaɪni'] reflecting light.

Synonyms

  • sheeny
  • glistening
  • glossy
  • bright
  • shining

Antonyms

  • unattractive
  • full
  • rough
  • hot

Etymology

  • -y (English)
  • -y (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • shine (English)
  • schinen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Shiny

  • dominy
  • whiny
  • swiney
  • spiny
  • winey
  • viney
  • tiny
  • riney
  • piny
  • heiny
  • heini
  • heiney
  • beiny

Example sentences of the word shiny


1. Verb, past participle
Hamsters who are perfectly healthy typically have shiny and tidy hair, vigilant eyes and clean noses.

2. Adjective
Buff the shoes until the polish has been worked into the shoes and the surface is shiny again.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Consider wearing a hat or headband, peace sign necklace and other shiny, brightly colored jewelry.

4. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
It only creates an artificial shine and doesn't work long term to make your countertops shiny.

Quotes containing the word shiny


1. I'm the warlock who's here to cure you. Didn't they tell you I was coming?""I know who you are, but..."Maia looked dazed. "You look so...so...shiny.
- Cassandra Clare

2. A man will never love you or treat you as well as a store. If a man doesn’t fit, you can’t exchange him seven days later for a gorgeous cashmere sweater. And a store always smells good. A store can awaken a lust for things you never even knew you needed. And when your fingers first grasp those shiny, new bags…
- Sophie Kinsella, Confessions of a Shopaholic

3. When hope is not pinned wriggling onto a shiny image or expectation, it sometimes floats forth and opens.
- Anne Lamott

2. shiny

adjective. ['ˈʃaɪni'] having a shiny surface or coating.

Synonyms

  • glass-like
  • calendered
  • glossy
  • glassy
  • icy
  • vitreous
  • glazed

Antonyms

  • unfrozen
  • uncoated
  • inglorious
  • colorless

Etymology

  • -y (English)
  • -y (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • shine (English)
  • schinen (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. shiny

adjective. ['ˈʃaɪni'] made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing; reflecting a sheen or glow.

Synonyms

  • polished
  • burnished
  • bright
  • shining

Antonyms

  • inauspicious
  • unintelligent
  • unreverberant
  • dark

Etymology

  • -y (English)
  • -y (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • shine (English)
  • schinen (Middle English (1100-1500))
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