sheen definition by Webster's New World
- brightness; shininess; luster
- bright or shining attire
Origin: ; from sheenthe
Origin: ME schene < OE sciene, beautiful, splendid, akin to Ger schön (< IE base *(s)keu-, to observe, heed > hear): sense infl. by assoc. with shine
sheen definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Glistening brightness; luster: the sheen of old satin in candlelight.
- Splendid attire.
- A glossy surface given to textiles.
Origin: From Middle English shene, beautiful, from Old English scīene.
, Fulton John 1895-1979.