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shiny

adjective uk   us   /ˈʃaɪ.ni/
B1 A shiny surface is bright because it reflects light: beautiful shiny hair shiny black shoes a shiny silver dollar
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shininess
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
Translations of “shiny”
in Korean 빛나는, 반짝이는…
in Arabic لامِع, بَرَّاق…
in Portuguese brilhante…
in Catalan brillant…
in Japanese ぴかぴかの, 光り輝く…
in Italian lucido, splendente…
in Chinese (Traditional) (表面)有光澤的,光亮的…
in Russian блестящий…
in Turkish parlak, parlayan…
in Chinese (Simplified) (表面)有光泽的,光亮的…
in Polish błyszczący, lśniący…
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