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noun [singular]     shine pronunciation in American English
/ʃaɪn/
  1. 1
    the bright appearance that something such as wood, metal, or leather has when it is in good condition

    The dog’s coat had a beautiful shine.

    1. a.
      the act of rubbing something to make it shine

      I probably need to give my shoes a shine.

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    2
    lose its shine to stop being attractive

    During the economic crisis the prospect of foreign travel lost its shine.

    Submitted by Boris Marchenko from Russian Federation on 14/06/2017
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