Definition of shining in English:

shining

adjective

  • 1Giving out or reflecting bright light.

    ‘a shining expanse of water’
    • ‘Through the window, he was not surprised to see the sun was shining.’
    • ‘Light bounded off the lake, streamed across the high white ceilings, puddled on the shining wooden floors.’
    • ‘Even if the sun is shining, chances are the puddles are ankle deep.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He smoothly produces a wallet with a shining thing inside, a silver badge.’
    • ‘One day, Nabil picked me up, his eyes shining.’
    • ‘We were all messy and wet, but the sun was shining and the adventure was fun.’
    • ‘There in the darkness was a solitary light shining.’
    • ‘The first sunbeams were shining brilliantly, spreading their golden glow over the calm water.’
    • ‘He launched his load straight at the pavement where it fragmented into a thousand shining white droplets flying in a thousand different directions.’
    • ‘Christ in darkest night Has risen in shining glory.’
    • ‘The light shining in their mirror or other polished objects may dazzle them.’
    • ‘Snails all along the track, each on the shining path.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It was a pleasant day, with the sun shining brightly.’
    • ‘He turned to Michael, whose blue eyes were shining from the ride in the open carriage.’
    • ‘By the time he had finished, her eyes were shining with unshed tears of joy.’
    • ‘The two indoor pools were a bonus when the sun wasn't shining or when we just wanted a change of scenery.’
    • ‘Small and dirty, but through the window, the sun is shining in.’
    gleaming, bright, illuminated, lit, lighted, ablaze, brilliant, lustrous, glowing, glinting, sparkling, coruscating, twinkling, flickering, glittering, glistening, shimmering, flashing, dazzling, glaring, luminous, luminescent, incandescent, phosphorescent, fluorescent
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  • 2Brilliant or excellent at something.

    ‘he has set a shining example with his model behaviour’
    • ‘The only way to decide is through the shining ether of time.’
    • ‘Elsewhere in the technology sector, few rays of hope are shining through.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘You might imagine that such a shining example of good policing would be encouraged in his aims.’
    • ‘A member of two Super Bowl championship teams, Sanders ' shining moment in baseball came with the 1992 National League champion Braves.’
    • ‘He'll always be a hero to those of us with ears, and a shining example of how and why music should be made.’
    • ‘It is really probably Barack Obama's shining moment in this campaign.’
    • ‘Wesley has been a shining light in a grey autumn for the Irish U-21 s this year.’
    • ‘She was cheerleading captain and a shining star in the school.’
    • ‘The remaining scholars are doing exceptionally well - some of them shining in their own chosen field of study.’
    • ‘These are your shining examples, but they have no meaning for me.’
    • ‘They were switched on at the beginning of the month and will stay shining until the 12 th night.’
    • ‘The built-in dictionary and thesaurus is its own application, but its real shining moments are as a service.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘That's hardly a shining reason for the Yanks to spend resources for such a minor gain.’
    • ‘The luck of the Irish and last year's bronze medalists was not shining.’
    • ‘The eighth of 16 children, he tells the story of how, as a child, he worked shining shoes on the street.’
    • ‘The cloud of opinions makes me look for some shining facts.’
    • ‘The new emerging socialist state became a shining star for workers around the world.’
    • ‘And they say she is a shining example of Bolton youngsters at their best.’
    paragon, model, epitome, archetype, ideal, exemplar, nonpareil, paradigm, embodiment, personification, quintessence, standard, prototype, apotheosis, the crème de la crème, the beau idéal, acme, jewel, gem, flower, angel, treasure, an outstanding example, a perfect example of its kind
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Pronunciation

shining

/ˈʃʌɪnɪŋ/