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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishshinyshin‧y /ˈʃaɪni/ ●●○ adjective  SHINYsmooth and bright shiny black shoes a shiny polished table Her hair was thick and shiny.shininess noun [uncountable]THESAURUSshiny looking bright and smooth, and reflecting lightHer hair was now washed and shiny.A shiny limousine pulled in front of the building.His face was shiny with sweat.shiny metal objects glossy used about hair or fur that looks shiny and healthy. Glossy magazines and books use expensive shiny paperMy hair seemed much thicker and more glossy. His fur is all glossy.The plant’s leaves were still glossy.He was flicking through a glossy magazine.glossy brochures advertising skiing vacations sleek shiny and smooth in a way that looks very attractive – used especially about hair, fur, a car or machine, or about someone’s body the cat’s sleek furHis sleek dark-blue Mercedes was parked outside. I looked at the sleek brown bodies resting beside the pool.the sleek lines of a Bang and Olufsen television A small jet waited like a sleek silver bird beside the runway. silky very soft and smooth to touch, like silk – used about hair, fur, skin, or materialHer skirt and jacket were made of smooth, silky fabric.Fernando stroked her silky hair and kissed her forehead.her silky skingleaming very shiny and clean – used especially about something that has just been polishedA gleaming motorcycle stood parked outside the bar.his gleaming white teeth gleaming black shoesThe tourist brochures show gleaming white sand. glistening literary something that is glistening is shiny, especially because it is wether glistening eyes I recognized his dark glistening skin. We stared at the glistening expanse of the sea.the glistening white of the domethe glistening black heads of the sealslustrous literary shining in a soft gentle way – used about hair, eyes, lips, or materialHer hair was thick and lustrous.His eyes were dark and lustrous.her lustrous lipsthe fabric’s smooth lustrous surfacepolished polished shoes, floors, tables etc are shiny because they have been rubbed until they shinea highly polished floor
Examples from the Corpus
shinyTo keep the surface shiny, apply a clear, high-gloss varnish.The bike is shiny as a fire engine, looking showroom fresh thanks to Horne.a shiny black limousineHe looked as mean as ever, a pallid, unsmiling figure in black-suede jacket and very shiny black shoes.She wore a fashionable jacket and high shiny boots.At 7:30 p.m. sharp, a shiny limousine pulled in front of the building.The higher grades of employee were supplied, as was the custom with many firms, with shiny, new company cars.It will be thick and shiny on top. 2.But this time, Duval and Mickelson are being carried inside a shiny pair of silver Mercedes-Benz minivans.When the Prince murders Polonius, the body lies in a huge, shiny pool of blood.He lines it up on the shiny sideboard.She was back within the hour, her face shiny with dried tears, her eyes red-rimmed.
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