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shiny adj
1 reflecting light; "glistening bodies of swimmers"; "the horse's glossy coat"; "lustrous auburn hair"; "saw the moon like a shiny dime on a deep blue velvet carpet"; "shining white enamel" [syn: glistening, glossy, lustrous, sheeny, shining]
2 having a shiny surface or coating; "glazed fabrics"; "glazed doughnuts" [syn: glazed] [ant: unglazed]
3 made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing; reflecting a sheen or glow; "bright silver candlesticks"; "a burnished brass knocker"; "she brushed her hair until it fell in lustrous auburn waves"; "rows of shining glasses"; "shiny black patents" [syn: bright, burnished, lustrous, shining]
4 abounding with sunlight; "a bright sunny day"; "one shining norming"- John Muir; "when it is warm and shiny" [syn: bright, shining, sunshiny, sunny] [also: shiniest, shinier]

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  1. reflecting light
  2. emitting light
  3. excellent, remarkable


  • Bender in the series Futurama: "Bite my shiny metal ass!"


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Extensive Definition

For the video game company see Shiny Entertainment. Shiny is the debut album from Johannesburg-based indie pop band The Bang. The album was released in September, 2005. The album's cover art was designed by Daniel Levi, who has directed music videos for Interpol and Massive Attack. The title Shiny is a reference to Grant Lee Buffalo's album Fuzzy

Track listing

  1. "Shiny" – 5:10
  2. "Benny Butler" – 4:44
  3. "Lazy Bones" – 3:56
  4. "Ballad Of The Lemon Man" – 4:00
  5. "Spring Song" – 3:35
  6. "Johnny's In Love With You" – 3:47
  7. "Summer Song" – 2:27
  8. "Bride Of Shiny" – 1:45
  9. "Fear Of Gravity" – 3:45
  10. "Talk To The Trees" – 4:51
  11. "Illusion" – 6:39

Additional Performers

  • Joshua Gregg - Mandolin, Harmonica, Piano, Wurlitzer, Percussion
  • Adrian Levi - Keyboards, Bass on "Shiny" and Illusion
  • Jonathan Neaves - Drums on "Shiny"
  • Dan Selsick - Tuba on "Talk to the Trees"
  • Leonie Van Wyk - Violin
  • Eriel Huang - Violin
  • Willie Barend v/d Walt - Violin
  • Maria Kolan - Violin
  • Siobhan Lloyd-Jones - Violin
  • Anna Cecilia Engelbrecht - Viola
  • Amore Steyn - Viola
  • Pierre du Toit - Cello
  • Jacco Viljoen - Cello
  • Cobus du Toit - Flute
  • Sophia Welz - Bassoon
  • Hendrik Coetzee - Oboe

Additional Credits

  • "Bride Of Shiny" arranged and conducted by Dan Selsick
  • Strings on "Lazy Bones" arranged by Joshua Gregg
  • Strings on "Fear Of Gravity" arranged and conducted by Dan Selsick. Assistant: Hugh Davison

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