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glossy

[ glos-ee, glaw-see ]
/ 藞gl蓲s i, 藞gl蓴 si /
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adjective, gloss路i路er, gloss路i路est.
having a shiny or lustrous surface.
having a false or deceptive appearance or air, especially of experience or sophistication; specious.
noun, plural gloss路ies.
a photograph printed on glossy paper.
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Origin of glossy

First recorded in 1550鈥60; gloss1 + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM glossy

gloss路i路ly, adverbgloss路i路ness, nounnon路gloss路y, adjectiveun路gloss路y, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for glossy

glossy
/ (藞伞l蓲s瑟) /

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 glossy

glossily, adverbglossiness, noun
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