UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈʃaɪnɪŋ/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(shīning)

From the verb shine: (⇒ conjugate)
shining is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. [with, has, her] shining eyes
  2. a shining [light, beacon, beam, torch, star]
  3. is the shining light [of, in] my life
  4. is a shining example of [decency, good manners]
  5. [glistened, sparkled] in the shining sun
  6. [bounced off, slid on] the shining [surface, floor]
  7. (looking for her) knight in shining armor
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. the [sun, moon] is shining
  2. a light [is, was] shining
  3. shining [in the dark, in the sky, above us]
  4. shine through the [night, fog, window]
  5. was shining through the [cracks, opening, curtains, blinds]
  6. your true [colors, feelings] shine through
  7. shone like [gold, diamonds, a star]
  8. shine [brightly, dully]
  9. [face, body] (was) shining with sweat
  10. eyes shone with [tears, delight]
  11. her face shone with [pride, joy]
  12. shine the [light, spotlight, flashlight] on
  13. shine the [light] towards
  14. shine light on the [issue, confusion, topic]
  15. [chance, luck, good fortune] shone on him
  16. [luck, fortune] was shining upon us
  17. [chance, opportunity] to shine
  18. [allow, enable] them to shine
  19. shine in [math, sports, school]
  20. shined his shoes
  1. a [gleaming, beautiful, sparkling, healthy] shine
  2. a [quick, good, rough, thorough] shine
  3. get a shoe shine
  4. bring out the shine of the [mirror, glass, window, surface]
  5. put a shine on it
  6. give your [hair, skin, car, shoes] some shine
  7. my [hair] has lost its shine
  8. give the [vase, cabinet, coffee table] a (good) shine
  9. will [finish, go, get there] come rain or shine
  10. the shine of his [shoes, teeth, face]
  11. a shine from the [dish, glass, units]
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