Definition of Burnished

1. Adjective. Made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing; reflecting a sheen or glow. "Shiny black patents"

Exact synonyms: Bright, Lustrous, Shining, Shiny
Similar to: Polished
Derivative terms: Brightness, Shine, Shininess



Definition of Burnished

1. Adjective. Polished, made shiny by rubbing (especially with a burnisher). ¹

2. Verb. (past of burnish) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Burnished

1. burnish [v] - See also: burnish

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Burnished

burning
burning(a)
burning-ghat
burning at the stake
burning bar
burning bush
burning down
burning drops sign
burning foot syndrome
burning mouth syndrome
burningly
burnings
burnish
burnished (current term)
burnisher
burnishers
burnishes
burnishing
burnishings
burnisht
burnlike
burnoff
burnoffs
burnoose
burnoosed
burnooses
burnou
burnous

Literary usage of Burnished

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Catalogue of Manuscripts Forming a Portion of the Library of Robert Hoe by Robert Hoe, Carolyn Shipman (1909)
"There are 3 large initial letters of burnished gold on a ground of similar ... Throughout the volume are numerous small initial letters of burnished gold on ..."

2. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1909)
"... non-volcanic —Singular Incrustations—Insects the first Colonists of Islands— Fernando Noronha—Bahia—burnished Rocks—Habits of a Diodon —Pelagic ..."

3. The Neolithic and Bronze Ages by Sara Anderson Immerwahr (1971)
"lightly burnished gray surface and traces of incised decoration, ... This Minyan, and indeed some of the shapes of Middle Helladic Red burnished are ..."

4. The Greek Coins by John H. Kroll (1993)
"... Feldspar and Dark-on-Light Painted Solidly Painted and burnished Solidly ... Fine burnished Non-Gray Fine Unburnished Medium Coarse burnished Medium ..."

5. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, John Murray, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, George Walter Prothero (1902)
"... grouped round a circular shield of Arabian steel, inlaid with gold, and so brightly burnished that the golden tracery and the edgings of rubies and pale ..."

6. Official Descriptive and Illustrated Catalogue of the Great Exhibition of by Great Exhibition, Robert Ellis (1851)
"Chased and burnished gold borders, and a floral wreath of the natural size. ... tt- and gold panels chased and burnished. Panela with turquoise ground and ..."

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