[ glas-ee, glah-see ]
/ ˈglæs i, ˈglɑ si /

adjective, glass·i·er, glass·i·est.

resembling glass, as in transparency or smoothness.
expressionless; dull: glassy eyes; a glassy stare.
of the nature of glass; vitreous.

noun, plural glass·ies.

Also glassie. Marbles. a marble used as a shooter.

Origin of glassy

First recorded in 1350–1400, glassy is from the Middle English word glasy. See glass, -y1

Related forms

glass·i·ly, adverbglass·i·ness, nounun·glass·y, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for glassy


/ (ˈɡlɑːsɪ) /

adjective glassier or glassiest

resembling glass, esp in smoothness, slipperiness, or transparency
void of expression, life, or warmtha glassy stare

Derived Forms

glassily, adverbglassiness, noun
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