What does shiny mean?

Definitions for shiny
ˈʃaɪ nishiny

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word shiny.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. glistening, glossy, lustrous, sheeny, shiny, shiningadjective

    reflecting light

    "glistening bodies of swimmers"; "the horse's glossy coat"; "lustrous auburn hair"; "saw the moon like a shiny dime on a deep blue velvet carpet"; "shining white enamel"

  2. glazed, shinyadjective

    having a shiny surface or coating

    "glazed fabrics"; "glazed doughnuts"

  3. bright, burnished, lustrous, shining, shinyadjective

    made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing; reflecting a sheen or glow

    "bright silver candlesticks"; "a burnished brass knocker"; "she brushed her hair until it fell in lustrous auburn waves"; "rows of shining glasses"; "shiny black patents"


  1. shinynoun

    Anything shiny; a trinket.

  2. shinyadjective

    Reflecting light.

  3. shinyadjective

    Emitting light.

  4. shinyadjective

    Excellent; remarkable.

  5. shinyadjective

    bright; luminous; clear; unclouded

    Like distant thunder on a shiny day. uE000100849uE001 Dryden.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Shinyadjective

    Bright; splendid; luminous.

    Etymology: from shine.

    When Aldeboran was mounted high,
    Above the shiney Cassiopeia’s chain,
    One knocked at the door, and in would fare. Fa. Queen.

    The night
    Is shiny, and they say we shall embattle
    By th’ second hour o’ th’ morn. William Shakespeare, Ant. and Cleopatra.

    While from afar we heard the cannons play,
    Like distant thunder on a shiny day,
    For absent friends we were asham’d to fear. Dryden.


  1. shiny

    Shiny refers to an object or surface that reflects light brightly, typically appearing glossy or polished. It suggests a smooth, gleaming, or lustrous quality.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shiny

    bright; luminous; clear; unclouded

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shiny in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shiny in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of shiny in a Sentence

  1. Randi Weingarten:

    The shiny object is not so shiny anymore.

  2. Bart Wakabayashi:

    People are just squaring up ahead of the holiday, overnight, we got some mixed U.S. data. It wasn't shiny, but relatively speaking, the U.S. continues to be the leader.

  3. Jack Kerouac:

    Whither goest thou, America, in thy shiny car in the night? ~ Jack Kerouac.

  4. Denise Fort:

    It's like a shiny red apple and that can be hard to turn down.

  5. Bart Wakabayashi:

    Overnight, we got some mixed U.S. data. It wasn't shiny, but relatively speaking, the U.S. continues to be the leader.

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