Synonyms of shine
1 gleamDictionary • It is a mild morning and the sun is shining.
gleam • His red sports car gleamed in the sun.
flash • Lightning flashed among the distant dark clouds.
beam • A sharp white spotlight beamed down on a small stage.
glow • The night lantern glowed softly in the darkness.
sparkle • His bright eyes sparkled.
glitter • The palace glittered with lights.
shimmer • The lights shimmered on the water.
radiate • From here contaminated air radiates out to the open countryside.
twinkle • At night, lights twinkle in distant villages across the valleys.
glimmer • The moon glimmered faintly through the mists.
glisten • The calm sea glistened in the sunlight.
give off light
2 polishDictionary • Let him dust and shine the furniture.
polish • Every morning he polished his shoes.
buff • He was already buffing the car's hubs.
burnish • His shoes were burnished, his shirt perfectly pressed.
brush • Have you brushed your teeth?
1 polishDictionary • The wood has been recently polished to bring back the shine.
polish • I admired the high polish of his boots.
gloss • The rain produced a black gloss on the asphalt.
sheen • The carpet has a silvery sheen to it.
glaze • hand-painted tiles with decorative glazes
lustre • Gold retains its lustre for far longer than other metals.
2 brightnessDictionary • There was a sparkle about her, a shine of anticipation.
brightness • An astronomer can determine the brightness of each star.
light • Cracks of light filtered through the shutters.
sparkle • There was a sparkle in her eye that could not be hidden.
radiance • The dim bulb cast a soft radiance over his face.
IDIOM:▷ take a shine to something or someone
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beamIf something such as the sun or a lamp beams down, it sends light to a place and shines on it.
• A sharp white spotlight beamed down on a small stage.
brightnessA bright light, object, or place is shining strongly or is full of light. (noun)
• An astronomer can determine the brightness of each star.
brushIf you brush something or brush something such as dirt off it, you clean it or tidy it using a brush.
• Have you brushed your teeth?
Thesaurus for shine from the Collins English Thesaurus
to emit light
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