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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
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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. Everybody knows that orthopaedic science provides beautiful false noses for those who have lost their noses naturally or as the result of an operation.
For example, the sea with its mellow glory which needs to be protected is depicted with the help of the shininess of acrylics.
Kirstin (Tess Harrison) has been in town for a couple of weeks and radiates that shininess common to traveling Anglophones who help staff the informal economy of English-language classes.
It can scan surfaces of varying colors and shininess equally well, according to Bouttier: "You have prototypes, you have GT cars.
What kind of message does Deuba want to send by rewarding, so to speak, a water pot without a base, regardless of the shininess of the brass?
This was encased in cocoa butter and squid ink to create the black colour and shininess of a pebble.
After watching the video, explain that properties of matter are characteristics that can be observed, such as color, shape, texture, size, and luster (shininess).
It's a nice balancing mask that will help your face get rid of the shininess. But at the same time will give it a nice, well-moisturised glow.
Seriously, the brown metal flake paint on my test car is the stuff wish lists are made of, so in keeping with the Theme Of Shininess, here is something shiny in return to the Toyota Fortuner: The 2018 Motoring Press Agency Car of the Year Award.
This is why both silk satin and polyester satin exist--satin describes the way that the fibers are laid over each other to create the smooth shininess of satin, but the fibers themselves may be made from any number of materials.