Definition of shining :
1. Emission or reflection of light.
2. Emitting light, esp. in a continuous manner; radiant; as, shining lamps; also, bright by the reflection of light; as, shining armor.
3. Having the surface smooth and polished; - said of leaves, the surfaces of shells, etc.
4. of Shine
5. Splendid; illustrious; brilliant; distinguished; conspicious; as, a shining example of charity.
scintillation, sparkle, flame, glossy, sheeny, polished, gleam, sunny, hopeful, polishing, illumination, shimmer, blaze, eminent, glare, luster, promising, glimmer, twinkle, flicker, showy, flare, glazed, calendered, glow, sheen, flash, undimmed, glorious, sunshiny, smart, clear, light, glitter, remarkable, shine, glistering, burnished, shiny, twinkling, glassy, superior, incandescence
bright (part of speech: adjective)
glaring, phosphorescent, flashing, blinding, lucid, beaming, gleaming, lustrous, radiant, glinting, lurid, scintillating, glowing, glistening, luminescent, dazzling, glittering, illuminating, well lit, radiating, blazing, garish, bright, incandescent, neon, sparkling, flaring, brilliant, vivid, shimmering, fluorescent, luminous, fiery
lighting (part of speech: verb)
brightening (part of speech: verb)
- For the first time she raised her shining eyes to the man at her side... - "Together", Robert Herrick (1868-1938).
- Anne came back with a sigh; her eyes were shining softly. - "Anne Of The Island", Lucy Maud Montgomery.
- Come with me, and see the moon shining on old Storm King. - "Nature's Serial Story", E. P. Roe.