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Meaning of SHEEN

Pronunciation:  sheen

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the visual property of something that shines with reflected light
 

SHEEN is a 5 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: luster, lustre, shininess
 
 See Also: effulgence, radiance, radiancy, refulgence, refulgency, shine

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Sheen\, a. [OE. sehene, AS. sci['e]ne, sc?ne, sc?ne,
    splendid, beautiful; akin to OFries. sk?ne, sk?ne, OS. sc?ni,
    D. schoon, G. sch["o]n, OHG. sc?ni, Goth, skanus, and E.
    shew; the original meaning being probably, visible, worth
    seeing. It is not akin to E. shine. See {Shew}, v. t.]
    Bright; glittering; radiant; fair; showy; sheeny. [R., except
    in poetry.]
    
          This holy maiden, that is so bright and sheen.
                                                   --Chaucer.
    
          Up rose each warrier bold and brave, Glistening in
          filed steel and armor sheen.             --Fairfax.
    
    
  2. \Sheen\, v. i.
    To shine; to glisten. [Poetic]
    
          This town, That, sheening far, celestial seems to be.
                                                   --Byron.
    
    
  3. \Sheen\, n.
    Brightness; splendor; glitter. ``Throned in celestial
    sheen.'' --Milton.
    
    
 

 

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