sheen

Part of speech: noun

A glistening brightness.

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Usage examples "sheen":

  1. And when the King looked into Flann's eyes he knew he was his son and the son of Sheen, now known as Caintigern. - "The King of Ireland's Son", Padraic Colum.
  2. Even now the sun had set, and all the wide west fronting the gateway was a deep golden sheen, and the water and the shore was dyed with the richness. - "Gold Seekers of '49", Edwin L. Sabin.
  3. It was round and white, gleaming in the sheen of a hanging light, a bright island in a surf of tobacco smoke. - "The Haunted Bookshop", Christopher Morley.