sheen


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sheen

 (shēn)
n.
1. Glistening brightness; luster: the sheen of old satin in candlelight.
2. Splendid attire.
3. A glossy surface given to textiles.

[From Middle English shene, beautiful, from Old English scīene.]

sheen

(ʃiːn)
n
1. a gleaming or glistening brightness; lustre
2. poetic splendid clothing
adj
rare shining and beautiful; radiant
[Old English sciene; related to Old Norse skjōni white horse, Gothic skauns beautiful, Old High German scōni bright]
ˈsheeny adj

sheen

(ʃin)

n.
1. luster; brightness; radiance.
2. gleaming attire.
adj.
3. shining.
4. beautiful.
v.i.
5. Chiefly Scot. to shine.
[before 900; (adj.) Old English scēne, c. Old Frisian skēne, Old Saxon skōni, Old High German scōni (German schön), Gothic skauns]

sheen


Past participle: sheened
Gerund: sheening

Imperative
sheen
sheen
Present
I sheen
you sheen
he/she/it sheens
we sheen
you sheen
they sheen
Preterite
I sheened
you sheened
he/she/it sheened
we sheened
you sheened
they sheened
Present Continuous
I am sheening
you are sheening
he/she/it is sheening
we are sheening
you are sheening
they are sheening
Present Perfect
I have sheened
you have sheened
he/she/it has sheened
we have sheened
you have sheened
they have sheened
Past Continuous
I was sheening
you were sheening
he/she/it was sheening
we were sheening
you were sheening
they were sheening
Past Perfect
I had sheened
you had sheened
he/she/it had sheened
we had sheened
you had sheened
they had sheened
Future
I will sheen
you will sheen
he/she/it will sheen
we will sheen
you will sheen
they will sheen
Future Perfect
I will have sheened
you will have sheened
he/she/it will have sheened
we will have sheened
you will have sheened
they will have sheened
Future Continuous
I will be sheening
you will be sheening
he/she/it will be sheening
we will be sheening
you will be sheening
they will be sheening
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sheening
you have been sheening
he/she/it has been sheening
we have been sheening
you have been sheening
they have been sheening
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sheening
you will have been sheening
he/she/it will have been sheening
we will have been sheening
you will have been sheening
they will have been sheening
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sheening
you had been sheening
he/she/it had been sheening
we had been sheening
you had been sheening
they had been sheening
Conditional
I would sheen
you would sheen
he/she/it would sheen
we would sheen
you would sheen
they would sheen
Past Conditional
I would have sheened
you would have sheened
he/she/it would have sheened
we would have sheened
you would have sheened
they would have sheened
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sheen - the visual property of something that shines with reflected light
radiancy, refulgence, refulgency, shine, effulgence, radiance - the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light

sheen

noun shine, gleam, gloss, polish, brightness, lustre, burnish, patina, shininess The carpet has a silvery sheen to it.

sheen

noun
A radiant brightness or glow, usually due to light reflected from a smooth surface:
Translations
بَريق، لَمَعان
lesktřpyt
glansskin
hohtaahohtokiiltääkiiltoloistaa
gljái
mirdzumsspīdums
glansglanzenglimmenglitterenglittering
parlaklık

sheen

[ʃiːn] Nbrillo m, lustre m

sheen

[ˈʃiːn] n (on hair, face, fabric, metal)luisant m

sheen

nGlanz m

sheen

[ʃiːn] nlucentezza

sheen

(ʃiːn) noun
shine or glossiness.
References in classic literature ?
Half the sky was chequered with black thunderheads, but all the west was luminous and clear: in the lightning flashes it looked like deep blue water, with the sheen of moonlight on it; and the mottled part of the sky was like marble pavement, like the quay of some splendid seacoast city, doomed to destruction.
It all looked like enchantment beneath the sparkling sheen of dew.
The sparkle of her eyes, glow of her cheeks, sheen of her falling hair, passed unnoticed in the all- conquering charm of the rose-colored garment.
It wore a tunic of the purest white, and round its waist was bound a lustrous belt, the sheen of which was beautiful.
In Sheen my companion suddenly com- plained of faintness and thirst, and we decided to try one of the houses.
The last rays of the sun Lit but the tops of trees and mountain-peaks With tarnished glory; and the water's sheen, Once blue and bright, grew lustreless, and soon A welter of red clouds alone betrayed The passing of the sun.
Dazzling was the sheen of their gleaming helmets, their fresh-burnished breastplates, and glittering shields as they joined battle with one another.
He looked intently under his curved palms and caught the sheen of brass.
The worthy Commissary General of the Carlist forces was under the impression that I was looking at him; but what I had in my eye was a jumble of butterfly women and winged youths and the soft sheen of Argand lamps gleaming on an arrow of gold in the hair of a head that seemed to evade my outstretched hand.
They walked about, afterwards on the splendid terrace that surrounds the Capitol, the great marble floor on which it stands, and made vague remarks--Pandora's were the most definite--about the yellow sheen of the Potomac, the hazy hills of Virginia, the far-gleaming pediment of Arlington, the raw confused- looking country.
Lady Arabella had moved, but the sheen of her white dress was still to be seen among the young oaks around the gateway.
To make this article go down, gentlemen," say Sheen and Gloss, the mercers, to their friends the manufacturers, "you must come to us, because we know where to have the fashionable people, and we can make it fashionable.