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(of a smooth surface) reflecting light, typically because very clean or polished.‘shiny hair’‘shiny black shoes’
glossy, glassy, bright, polished, burnished, gleaming, satiny, sheeny, lustrous, smoothView synonyms
- ‘On the right we have a brand new shiny penny.’
- ‘She glanced at me, her face shiny with sweat.’
- ‘She put on the silky dress, white stockings and shiny black boots.’
- ‘An object with a smooth shiny surface reflects more light than an object with a rough grainy surface.’
- ‘One school friend said one vivid memory was of May as a child with long black shiny hair who loved to skip.’
- ‘My hair was all shiny and smooth from the stuff the hairdresser put in my hair yesterday.’
- ‘When cooked, the filling should have set like a custard and have a smooth shiny surface.’
- ‘Standing them in water will keep the stems shiny and plump but be careful when using electric lighting near water.’
- ‘Ten minutes later, Keven stumbled out the door, face pale and shiny with sweat.’
- ‘Beneath the postmodern gloss of its bright shiny surfaces lies a cleverly disguised core of rational modernity.’
- ‘I didn't know they could even make fabric that shiny.’
- ‘My eyes darted to the point of the noise and saw a small shiny black object with earphones.’
- ‘My handsome brother, with his shiny black hair, white teeth and carved jaw line.’
- ‘When he looked back up at me, I realized what had been making his eyeballs so shiny.’
- ‘As the sun came and went behind the clouds, shiny surfaces reflected it right across the showground.’
- ‘Continue to do this until most of the egg has set, but still retains a soft shiny surface.’
- ‘Lead pipes and solder are dull gray, when scratched they will look shiny.’
- ‘Powered by infrared lasers, the shiny surface reflects and focuses this laser beam into a ring.’
- ‘How do I avoid scuffing my new shiny black shoes?’
- ‘I almost met him once and he had very shiny shoes - always a sign of true class.’
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