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sheen Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun the visual property of something that shines with reflected light
    lustre; shininess; luster.

Sheen adjective
OE. sehene, AS. sciéne, scne, scne, splendid, beautiful; akin to OFries. skne, skne, OS. scni, D. schoon, G. schön, OHG. scni, Goth, skanus, and E. shew; the original meaning being probably, visible, worth seeing. It is not akin to E. shine. See Shew, v. t.
  1. 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.
Sheen intransitive verb
  1. To shine; to glisten. Poetic
    This town, That, sheening far, celestial seems to be. Byron.
Sheen noun
  1. Brightness; splendor; glitter. "Throned in celestial sheen." Milton.

Webster 1913