Glowy vs Shiny - What's the difference?

glowy | shiny |

As adjectives the difference between glowy and shiny

is that glowy is glowing while shiny is reflecting light.

As a noun shiny is

(informal) anything shiny; a trinket.




(en adjective)
  • glowing
  • * {{quote-news, year=2008, date=April 27, author=Maureen Dowd, title=Desperately Seeking Street Cred, work=New York Times citation
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  • Reflecting light.
  • * :
  • Bender: Bite my shiny metal ass!
  • Emitting light.
  • (colloquial) Excellent; remarkable.
  • (obsolete) Bright; luminous; clear; unclouded.
  • * (rfdate) (Dryden)
  • Like distant thunder on a shiny day.
  • * The Lincolnshire Poacher (traditional song)
  • When I was bound apprentice in famous Lincolnshire
    Full well I served my master for nigh on seven years
    Till I took up to poaching as you shall quickly hear
    Oh, 'tis my delight on a shiny night in the season of the year.

    Derived terms

    * shininess


  • (informal) Anything shiny; a trinket.