sheen

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English shene, from Old English scīene (beautiful, fair, bright, brilliant, light), from Proto-Germanic *skauniz (beautiful), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ḱoun- (quick, dashing, beautiful). Cognate with Scots schene, scheine (beautiful, fair, attractive), Dutch schoon (clean, beautiful, fair), German schön (beautiful), Danish skøn (beautiful), Swedish skön (beautiful, fine). Non-Germanic cognates include Albanian hir (grace, blessing, goodwill), Finnish kaunis (beautiful)

Adjective[edit]

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sheen (comparative more sheen, superlative most sheen)

  1. (rare, poetic) beautiful, good-looking, attractive; radiant; shiny.
    • Fairfax
      Up rose each warrier bold and brave, / Glistening in filed steel and armor sheen.

Noun[edit]

sheen (plural sheens)

  1. splendor; radiance; shininess.
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Verb[edit]

sheen (third-person singular simple present sheens, present participle sheening, simple past and past participle sheened)

  1. To shine; to glisten.
    • Byron
      This town, / That, sheening far, celestial seems to be.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

sheen (plural sheens)

  1. The letter ش in the Arabic script.