shining Definition

  • 1giving out or reflecting bright light
  • 2very good; excellent
  • 3polishing a pair of shoes

Using shining: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "shining" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The sun was shining brightly in the sky.

  • Example

    Her eyes were shining with excitement.

  • Example

    He did a shining job on his presentation.

  • Example

    I spent an hour shining my shoes for the party tonight.

shining Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for shining

Phrases with shining

  • a person or thing that is an excellent example of something


    She is a shining example of hard work and dedication.

  • a metaphorical suit of armor representing chivalry, heroism, and nobility


    He rode in on his white horse, dressed in shining armor, to save the day.

  • a person who is very successful or talented


    She is a shining star in the world of opera.


Summary: shining in Brief

The adjective 'shining' [ˈʃaɪnɪŋ] describes something that gives out or reflects bright light, such as the sun or a polished surface. It can also mean excellent, as in 'He did a shining job on his presentation.' Additionally, 'shining' can refer to the act of polishing shoes. Phrases like 'shining example' and 'shining star' denote excellence and success, respectively.

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