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sheen


noun

  1. luster; brightness; radiance.
  2. gleaming attire.

adjective

  1. shining.
  2. beautiful.

verb (used without object)

  1. Scot. and North England. to shine.

noun

  1. Fulton (John),1895–1979, U.S. Roman Catholic clergyman, writer, and teacher.

noun

  1. a gleaming or glistening brightness; lustre
  2. poetic splendid clothing

adjective

  1. rare shining and beautiful; radiant

n.“shining, brightness,” 1602 (first attested in “Hamlet” iii.2), noun use of adjective sheene “beautiful, bright,” from Old English scene, sciene “beautiful; bright, brilliant,” from Proto-Germanic *skauniz “conspicuous” (cf. Old Frisian skene, Middle Dutch scone, Dutch schoon, Old High German skoni, German schön “fair, beautiful;” Gothic skaunja “beautiful”), from PIE root *skeue- “to pay attention, perceive” (see caveat). Meaning “film of oil on water” is from 1970. As an adjective now only in poetic or archaic use, but in Middle English used after a woman’s name, or as a noun, “fair one, beautiful woman.”

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