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1glossy

adjective \ˈglä-sē, ˈgl-\

: having a shiny, smooth surface

gloss·i·ergloss·i·est

Full Definition of GLOSSY

1
:  having a surface luster or brightness <rich glossy leather> <glossy paper>
2
:  attractive in an artificially opulent, sophisticated, or smoothly captivating manner :  slick <lots of glossy and phony chatter>
gloss·i·ly \-sə-lē\ adverb
gloss·i·ness \-sē-nəs\ noun

Examples of GLOSSY

  1. a plant with glossy green leaves
  2. <the glossy finish on the gym floor>

First Known Use of GLOSSY

1556

Synonym Discussion of GLOSSY

sleek, slick, glossy mean having a smooth bright surface or appearance. sleek suggests a smoothness or brightness resulting from attentive grooming or physical conditioning <a sleek racehorse>. slick suggests extreme smoothness that results in a slippery surface <slipped and fell on the slick floor>. glossy suggests a highly reflective surface <photographs having a glossy finish>.

Other Paper Terms

folio, palimpsest, quire, ream

Rhymes with GLOSSY

2glossy

noun

: a photograph with a shiny surface

: a popular magazine that is printed on smooth and shiny paper

plural gloss·ies

Full Definition of GLOSSY

1
:  a photograph printed on smooth shiny paper
2
chiefly British :  slick 4

First Known Use of GLOSSY

1928

Other Pictures (on film) Terms

daguerreotype, emulsion, fill, sepia, still, stop
GLOSSY Defined for Kids

glossy

adjective \ˈglä-sē, ˈgl-\
gloss·i·ergloss·i·est

Definition of GLOSSY for Kids

:  having a shiny, smooth surface <glossy paint>

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