resembling glass, as in transparency or smoothness.
expressionless; dull: glassy eyes; a glassy stare.
Also glassie. Marbles. a marble used as a shooter.
- glass·i·ly, adverb
- glass·i·ness, noun
- un·glass·y, adjective
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How to use glassy in a sentence
Jani, a 4-foot plush giraffe, arrived on my doorstep in mid-July, her neck bent backwards so that she could fit in the FedEx box, her brown eyes glassy, as if still finding her bearings after a long journey at sea.Why Is Everything More Expensive Right Now? Let This Stuffed Giraffe Explain | Alana Semuels | August 17, 2021 | Time
The best part of having access to a small boat like a kayak is being out on the water with it—paddling through small waves just choppy enough to make the excursion feel like an adventure, or cruising across flat water that’s glassy and smooth.Folding kayaks give you a double workout—but they’re worth it | Rob Verger | August 12, 2021 | Popular-Science
The moment my plane touched down on the glassy water of Naknek Lake, I felt like my heart might burst out of my chest with excitement.It’s Grizzly-Viewing Season in Katmai National Park | Emily Pennington | June 24, 2021 | Outside Online
I waited in the cold until eventually Elías, crouched on his knees, began to pull out chunks of a dark glassy substance.
The pressure to churn out enough content to entertain millions of glassy-eyed hermits, coupled with the difficulty of safely producing said content, has meant an explosion in documentary series and foreign-language imports.
Paddling across the glassy flat surface feels like sliding through warm butter.
From the street, it is an irregular glassy jewel jammed into the plaza, miniature in relation to the 105-story One World Trade.
Little Hossein was pale and his eyes looked glassy and expressionless.
She wears no make-up, her eyes are glassy, and her feverish cheeks are aglow.
The figure of the old man clutching the violin and staring with glassy eyes into the dying fire would not away.The Fifth String | John Philip Sousa
I took heart, approached him, and raised the head-cloth, which had fallen over a part of his face; two glassy eyes stared at me.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
The canoe glided swiftly along, making the only ripples there were on the glassy surface of the bay.The Rival Campers | Ruel Perley Smith
David, terrified, lifted the half-closed eyelid of the youth: his eye was immovable, dull and glassy.The Seven Cardinal Sins: Envy and Indolence | Eugne Sue
A light skiff, blue as the waters, was shooting across the glassy surface under a steady oar.God Wills It! | William Stearns Davis
British Dictionary definitions for glassy
resembling glass, esp in smoothness, slipperiness, or transparency
void of expression, life, or warmth: a glassy stare
- glassily, adverb
- glassiness, noun
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