Definition of shining in English:

shining

adjective

  • 1Giving out or reflecting bright light.

    ‘a shining expanse of water’
    • ‘He launched his load straight at the pavement where it fragmented into a thousand shining white droplets flying in a thousand different directions.’
    • ‘Small and dirty, but through the window, the sun is shining in.’
    • ‘One day, Nabil picked me up, his eyes shining.’
    • ‘Light bounded off the lake, streamed across the high white ceilings, puddled on the shining wooden floors.’
    • ‘The light shining in their mirror or other polished objects may dazzle them.’
    • ‘We were all messy and wet, but the sun was shining and the adventure was fun.’
    • ‘Even if the sun is shining, chances are the puddles are ankle deep.’
    • ‘Through the window, he was not surprised to see the sun was shining.’
    • ‘He turned to Michael, whose blue eyes were shining from the ride in the open carriage.’
    • ‘The first sunbeams were shining brilliantly, spreading their golden glow over the calm water.’
    • ‘The two indoor pools were a bonus when the sun wasn't shining or when we just wanted a change of scenery.’
    • ‘Since the bridge blocks much of the sunlight shining in the loft's direction, Brayton had to devise ways to warm the space from the inside.’
    • ‘By the time he had finished, her eyes were shining with unshed tears of joy.’
    • ‘The sun was shining, therefore aiding the visibility.’
    • ‘The terracotta floor leads to a long bar overlooking the kitchen area, flanked by a beautiful armoire filled with glass shining in the sunlight.’
    • ‘Christ in darkest night Has risen in shining glory.’
    • ‘There in the darkness was a solitary light shining.’
    • ‘It was a pleasant day, with the sun shining brightly.’
    • ‘He smoothly produces a wallet with a shining thing inside, a silver badge.’
    • ‘Snails all along the track, each on the shining path.’
  • 2Brilliant or excellent at something.

    ‘he has set a shining example with his model behaviour’
    • ‘Elsewhere in the technology sector, few rays of hope are shining through.’
    • ‘The only way to decide is through the shining ether of time.’
    • ‘The new emerging socialist state became a shining star for workers around the world.’
    • ‘That's hardly a shining reason for the Yanks to spend resources for such a minor gain.’
    • ‘Kenya's decision to abolish school fees is a shining example of just what can be achieved in the developing world by sheer political will.’
    • ‘In so doing they have been a shining light to others, encouraging them to be true to who they are and embody their own uniqueness.’
    • ‘They were switched on at the beginning of the month and will stay shining until the 12 th night.’
    • ‘You might imagine that such a shining example of good policing would be encouraged in his aims.’
    • ‘These are your shining examples, but they have no meaning for me.’
    • ‘A member of two Super Bowl championship teams, Sanders ' shining moment in baseball came with the 1992 National League champion Braves.’
    • ‘The luck of the Irish and last year's bronze medalists was not shining.’
    • ‘She was cheerleading captain and a shining star in the school.’
    • ‘The eighth of 16 children, he tells the story of how, as a child, he worked shining shoes on the street.’
    • ‘And they say she is a shining example of Bolton youngsters at their best.’
    • ‘The remaining scholars are doing exceptionally well - some of them shining in their own chosen field of study.’
    • ‘The cloud of opinions makes me look for some shining facts.’
    • ‘Wesley has been a shining light in a grey autumn for the Irish U-21 s this year.’
    • ‘He'll always be a hero to those of us with ears, and a shining example of how and why music should be made.’
    • ‘The built-in dictionary and thesaurus is its own application, but its real shining moments are as a service.’
    • ‘It is really probably Barack Obama's shining moment in this campaign.’

Pronunciation:

shining

/ˈʃʌɪnɪŋ/