Shine - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ʃaɪn|  American pronunciation of the word shine
Brit.  |ʃaɪn|  British pronunciation of the word shine
irregular verb:  p.t. — shone  p.p. — shone


- the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light (syn: effulgence, radiance, radiancy, refulgence)


- be bright by reflecting or casting light (syn: reflect)
- emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light (syn: beam)
- be shiny, as if wet (syn: gleam, glint, glisten, glitter)
- be distinguished or eminent
His talent shines
- be clear and obvious
- have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink (syn: beam, glow, radiate)
- throw or flash the light of (a lamp)
- touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly (syn: fall, strike)
- experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion (syn: beam, glow, radiate)
- make (a surface) shine (syn: polish, smooth, smoothen)
shine the silver, please

Extra examples

The sun was shining through the clouds.

She found a sport where she can really shine.

He had a nice shine on his shoes.

Would you like a shine?

Her continuing courage shines through all her actions.

The curtains are so thin that the light shines through.

His face shone with happiness.

A lonely star shone out against the black sky.

None of my family shines at maths.

His abilities shine out when compared to his companions.

The sun was shining.

The moon shone brightly in the sky.

That lamp's shining in my eyes.

Shine that torch over here, will you?

Marion polished the table until it shone.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: shine
he/she/it: shines
present participle: shining
past tense: shone
past participle: shone
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