adjective, shin·i·er, shin·i·est.
- bright or glossy in appearance.
- filled with light, as by sunshine.
- rubbed or worn to a glossy smoothness, as clothes.
adjective shinier or shiniest
- glossy or polished; bright
- (of clothes or material) worn to a smooth and glossy state, as by continual rubbing
adj.1580s, from shine (n.) + -y (2). As a noun meaning “a shiny object” (also “money”) from 1856. Related: Shininess.