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  • IPA(key): /ˈʃaɪnɪŋ/
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  • Rhymes: -aɪnɪŋ

Adjective edit

shining (comparative more shining, superlative most shining)

  1. Emitting light.
    Synonyms: glowing, luminous; see also Thesaurus:shining
    • 1913, Joseph C[rosby] Lincoln, chapter I, in Mr. Pratt’s Patients, New York, N.Y., London: D[aniel] Appleton and Company, →OCLC:
      'Twas early June, the new grass was flourishing everywheres, the posies in the yard—peonies and such—in full bloom, the sun was shining, and the water of the bay was blue, with light green streaks where the shoal showed.
  2. Reflecting light.
    Synonyms: mirrorlike, relucent; see also Thesaurus:shiny
  3. Having a high polish or sheen.
  4. Having exceptional merit.
    a shining example

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  1. present participle and gerund of shine

Noun edit

shining (plural shinings)

  1. A bright emission of light; a gleam.

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  • shining”, in OneLook Dictionary Search.

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