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glassy

[glas-ee, glah-see] /ˈglæs i, ˈglɑ si/
adjective, glassier, glassiest.
1.
resembling glass, as in transparency or smoothness.
2.
expressionless; dull:
glassy eyes; a glassy stare.
3.
of the nature of glass; vitreous.
noun, plural glassies.
4.
Also, glassie. Marbles. a marble used as a shooter.
Origin of glassy
1350-1400
First recorded in 1350-1400, glassy is from the Middle English word glasy. See glass, -y1
Related forms
glassily, adverb
glassiness, noun
unglassy, adjective
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  • Wentworth gazed in front of him with glassy eyes for a moment, but did not answer.

    A Woman Intervenes Robert Barr
  • As far as they could see there was no algae in sight, the water was one glassy blue.

    The Cruise of the Dry Dock T. S. Stribling
  • His eyes were half closed, and the surface of them was glassy.

    White Fang Jack London
  • The glassy eyes, wide open, seemed to exercise a spell over him.

    His Masterpiece Emile Zola
  • But Istafiev was watching keenly the gleaming, glassy dome above.

    Raiders Invisible Desmond Winter Hall
  • David Rossi had fixed his eyes on the stranger with a kind of glassy stare.

    The Eternal City Hall Caine
  • He lay on his back and stared up at me, and his eyes had a glassy stare.

    The Strolling Saint Raphael Sabatini
  • An instant he quivered there, and then fell forward, glassy eyed and limp.

    The Treasure Trail Marah Ellis Ryan
British Dictionary definitions for glassy

glassy

/ˈɡlɑːsɪ/
adjective glassier, glassiest
1.
resembling glass, esp in smoothness, slipperiness, or transparency
2.
void of expression, life, or warmth: a glassy stare
Derived Forms
glassily, adverb
glassiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for glassy
adj.

late 14c., from glass + -y (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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