Shining - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈʃaɪnɪŋ|  American pronunciation of the word shining
Brit.  |ˈʃaɪnɪŋ|  British pronunciation of the word shining
- this word is used as a present participle form of the verb 'to be'to shine


- the work of making something smooth and shiny by rubbing or waxing it (syn: polishing)
the shining of shoes provided a meager living


- marked by exceptional merit
had shining virtues and few faults
a shining example
- made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing; reflecting a sheen or glow (syn: bright, burnished, lustrous, shiny)
rows of shining glasses
- reflecting light (syn: glistening, glossy, lustrous, sheeny, shiny)
shining white enamel

Extra examples

Her latest movie is a shining example of what a film can be.

...the shining moon formed a nice backdrop for our outdoor concert...

The sun was shining. Moments later, it began to rain.

The rain has stopped and the sun is shining.

The sun is shining and there's not a cloud in the sky.

The sun was shining through the clouds.

The sun was shining brilliantly.

She's a shining example (=a very good example) of what a mother should be.

The moon was shining through a thin layer of cloud.

The sun was shining.

That lamp's shining in my eyes.

She had shining black hair.

'It was wonderful!' Kate replied, her eyes shining with excitement.

The house is a shining example of Art Deco architecture.

The sky was blue and the sun was shining.

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