[ glos-ee, glaw-see ]
/ ˈglɒs i, ˈglɔ si /
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adjective, gloss·i·er, gloss·i·est.
having a shiny or lustrous surface.
having a false or deceptive appearance or air, especially of experience or sophistication; specious.
noun, plural gloss·ies.
a photograph printed on glossy paper.
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OTHER WORDS FROM glossygloss·i·ly, adverbgloss·i·ness, nounnon·gloss·y, adjectiveun·gloss·y, adjective
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How to use glossy in a sentence
These processes may be repeated till the flax acquires the desired glossiness and separation of fibres.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
This does not injure the glossiness of the fur, which is apt to be affected when the skin is immersed.Mrs. Hale's Receipts for the Million|Sarah Josepha Hale
A few drops in the bath will remove all offensive perspiration and glossiness (if the skin is oily).Housekeeping in Old Virginia|Marion Cabell Tyree
What a rich glossiness do we find about the red and black patches!Picturesque Sketches of London, Past and Present|Thomas Miller
Her hair had all the warmth and glossiness of that of a healthy girl of eighteen.Materialized Apparitions|Edward Augustus Brackett
British Dictionary definitions for glossy
/ (ˈɡlɒsɪ) /
adjective glossier or glossiest
smooth and shiny; lustrous
superficially attractive; plausible
(of a magazine) lavishly produced on shiny paper and usually with many colour photographs
noun plural glossies
Also called (US): slick an expensively produced magazine, typically a sophisticated fashion or glamour magazine, printed on shiny paper and containing high quality colour photographyCompare pulp (def. 3)
a photograph printed on paper that has a smooth shiny surface
Derived forms of glossyglossily, adverbglossiness, noun
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