Burnish - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈbɜːrnɪʃ|  American pronunciation of the word burnish
Brit.  |ˈbɜːnɪʃ|  British pronunciation of the word burnish


- the property of being smooth and shiny (syn: gloss, glossiness, polish)


- polish and make shiny (syn: buff, furbish)

Extra examples

...burnished the floor of the ballroom to a soft luster...

...after some much-needed polishing, the silver tea set had a brilliant burnish...

He missed no opportunity to burnish his image.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: burnish
he/she/it: burnishes
present participle: burnishing
past tense: burnished
past participle: burnished
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