Shiny describes something with a smooth, glossy surface. If you want to see your reflection in the glass table, you'll have to polish it to keep it shiny.

Something shiny has a shine, a brightness that comes from reflecting light. Are you into shiny new cars, or shiny diamonds? Or do you like shiny, happy people? Good synonyms are lustrous, sheeny and glossy.

Definitions of shiny
  1. adjective
    reflecting light
    “saw the moon like a shiny dime on a deep blue velvet carpet”
    synonyms: glistening, glossy, lustrous, sheeny, shining
    emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts
  2. adjective
    having a shiny surface or coating
    synonyms: glazed
    glassy, vitreous, vitrified
    (of ceramics) having the surface made shiny and nonporous by fusing a vitreous solution to it
    resembling glass
    calendered, glossy
    (of paper and fabric and leather) having a surface made smooth and glossy especially by pressing between rollers
    shiny and slick as with a thin coating of ice
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    not having a shiny coating
    (of ceramics) lacking a vitreous finish
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  3. adjective
    made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing; reflecting a sheen or glow
    shiny black patents”
    synonyms: bright, burnished, lustrous, shining
    perfected or made shiny and smooth
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