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adj. shin·i·er, shin·i·est
1. Radiating light; bright.
2. Bright from reflected light; glistening.
3. Having a sheen from being rubbed or worn smooth.

shin′i·ness n.
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Noun1.shininess - 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
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(ʃain) past tense, past participle shone (ʃon, (American) ʃoun) verb
1. to (cause to) give out light; to direct such light towards someone or something. The light shone from the window; The policeman shone his torch; He shone a torch on the body.
2. to be bright. She polished the silver till it shone.
3. (past tense, past participle shined) to polish. He tries to make a living by shining shoes.
4. (often with at) to be very good (at something). He shines at games; You really shone in yesterday's match.
1. brightness; the state of being well polished. He likes a good shine on his shoes; a ray of sunshine.
2. an act of polishing. I'll just give my shoes a shine.
ˈshining adjective
very bright and clear; producing or reflecting light; polished. a shining star; The windows were clean and shining.
ˈshiny adjective
glossy; reflecting light; polished. a shiny cover on a book; a shiny nose; shiny shoes.
ˈshininess noun
References in classic literature ?
Rebecca, on the other hand, had dressed up the dog in John's clothes, and being requested to get the three younger children ready for dinner, she had held them under the pump and then proceeded to "smack" their hair flat to their heads by vigorous brushing, bringing them to the table in such a moist and hideous state of shininess that their mother was ashamed of their appearance.
Moncharmin may have taken for transparcncy what was only shininess.
And their black and white markings--so spick and span with shininess because he threw salt on them that each cow might lick the other clean--their heavy milk veins, great udders, and backs as straight as a die--all appealed to his sense of the beautiful.
I'm finding the sequins and the shininess a necessary evil" - Singer Jay McGuinness is no fan of the sparkly outfits for Strictly Come Dancing, in which he is competing.
I'm finding the sequins and the shininess a necessary evil" Singer Jay McGuinness is no fan of the sparkly outfits for Strictly Come Dancing, in which he is competing "Labour is a tribe lost in a desert with no star to follow" William Hague, former Tory foreign secretary "Hamlet, a heavy and tasteless pudding.
The affected limb may feel warmer or cooler, and the skin can exhibit changes such as blotchiness, paleness, shininess, inflammation, and/or unusual colors of blue/ purple/red (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, 2013).
The subjective evaluation of the effects observed after 28 days of twice daily treatment of Sebocytine, carried out by this same panel of volunteers, limits unpleasantness resulting from oily skin such as dilated pores, excess sebum and shininess of the surface of the skin in more than 80% of the volunteers, according to the company.
d]), ambient reflection constant (ka), and shininess constant ([alpha]) along with the direction vector of the light source ([L.
Measurements by this test method correlate with visual observations of surface shininess made at roughly the corresponding angles.
Lewis-Williams also argues that the shininess of quartz represents the entoptic phenomena of the first stage of altered consciousness (2002: 18-19).
Especially important if you're a guy, because it turns out that the quality and shininess of a man's shoes is one of the first physical attributes about which others will judge him.