[ glair-ee ]

adjective,glar·i·er, glar·i·est.
  1. harshly brilliant; glaring.

Origin of glary

First recorded in 1625–35; glare1 + -y1

Other words from glary

  • glar·i·ness, noun

Words Nearby glary

Other definitions for glary (2 of 2)

[ glair-ee ]

adjective,glar·i·er, glar·i·est.
  1. smooth and slippery, as ice.

Origin of glary

First recorded in 1560–70; glare2 + -y1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use glary in a sentence

  • The same glary, unpleasant light beat down from the same impossible sky.

    Shock Treatment | Stanley Mullen
  • It was July—a hot glary day, but a steady wind blew cool and sweet from the southwest, bringing in all sorts of woodland odors.

    Hoosier Mosaics | Maurice Thompson
  • The frozen expanse stretched steel-white, glary and glistening, a solid sheet of ice.

  • 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
  • Look out of that window; it's a bit glary with the sun full on, but do you see those rows of stakes the nets are made fast on?

    A Master of Fortune | Cutcliffe Hyne