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[ gloo-ee ]


, glu·i·er, glu·i·est.
  1. like glue; viscid; sticky.
  2. full of or smeared with glue.

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  • gluey·ness noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of gluey1

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; glue, -y 1
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Example Sentences

The pasta stayed curly because the starchy pasta gets gluey as it cooks.

The gluey nature of cooked pasta helps lock in the twists by fusing neighboring grooves together, the researchers determined.

Birds eat their berries, which are coated in gluey material called viscin.

Van Ness studied the glisten on his yellow beard, the gluey softness of his blue eyes.

The fried sardines were succeeded by the regulation braised beef with the gluey brown sauce which grows in most foreign hotels.

In the summer season, however, the coating became soft and gluey, and was not comfortable to walk upon.

She covered his gluey face with kisses—mothers never being disgusted, from their caresses seeming to purify everything.

Ladanum is a varnish or gluey coating found on the leaves of Cistus creticus, which grows in Crete.


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