Meaning of “shiny” in the English Dictionary

"shiny" in British English

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shinyadjective

uk /ˈʃaɪ.ni/ us /ˈʃaɪ.ni/

B1 A shiny surface is bright because it reflects light:

shiny black shoes
a shiny silver dollar

More examples

  • The book was bound in shiny green leather.
  • The marble has a smooth, shiny surface.
  • Look at the lovely shiny finish on that piano.
  • I picked a piece of fluff off my shiny black suit.
  • The boys gazed in wonder at the shiny red Ferrari.
shininess
noun [ U ] uk /ˈʃaɪ.ni.nəs/ us /ˈʃaɪ.ni.nəs/

(Definition of “shiny” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"shiny" in American English

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shinyadjective

us /ˈʃɑɪ·ni/

bright because it reflects light:

Who owns the shiny new car?
slang Chloë's new job is really shiny (= interesting and attractive).

(Definition of “shiny” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)