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[glair-ee] /ˈglɛər i/
adjective, glarier, glariest.
harshly brilliant; glaring.
Origin of glary1
First recorded in 1625-35; glare1 + -y1
Related forms
glariness, noun


[glair-ee] /ˈglɛər i/
adjective, glarier, glariest.
smooth and slippery, as ice.
First recorded in 1560-70; glare2 + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • And hate to get up in the morning, too— To pull the coverlet from your frost-bit nose, And touch the glary matting with your toes!

    The Daughter of the Storage William Dean Howells
  • Against that green the red of Brinnaria's gown showed strident and glary, for Brinnaria was sitting on his lap.

    The Unwilling Vestal Edward Lucas White
  • The neglected artichokes had shot, and their glary seed-balls rose as high as his chin like gigantic thistles.

    The Firebrand

    S. R. Crockett
  • The frozen expanse stretched steel-white, glary and glistening, a solid sheet of ice.

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