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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.
In addition to traditional Pokedex category fields like gender and shininess, there's a new classification for form.
But in among all the newness and shininess, there is one pervasive problem, especially with the sort of tech that we normally cover here: it's that automatic shuttering that occurs in response to the word 'creative' (or sometimes even just to the smell of it).
Yet it's surprising to find a young writer such as Charles Aql coming out with a debut in this genre, with such audacity, amidst censorship and the shininess of the novel and the temptations of its prizes.
Brightness effects involve whiteness, shininess, shimmering, glittering, and iridescence.
That these films have failed to succeed, with the shininess of their budgets and all-star casts, suggests that Nollywood's magic and glamour is not easily bottled for an outside audience.
We love a blast of cool water to help seal the strand shafts and enhance your hair's natural shininess.
Measurements by this test method correlate with visual observations of surface shininess made at roughly the corresponding angles.
Containing Matmarine blue ingredient, an extract coming from Antarctica that decreases sebum levels, it helps to reduce shininess and pore size for an improved appearance of oily skin.