glassy

adjective
\ ˈgla-sē How to pronounce glassy (audio) \
glassier; glassiest

Definition of glassy

1 : resembling or made of glass
2 : having little animation : dull, lifeless glassy eyes

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Other Words from glassy

glassily \ ˈgla-​sə-​lē How to pronounce glassily (audio) \ adverb
glassiness \ ˈgla-​sē-​nəs How to pronounce glassiness (audio) \ noun

Examples of glassy in a Sentence

the glassy surface of the lake He was gazing out the window with a glassy stare.
Recent Examples on the Web The weekend of our Boston trip, a small, good thing happened, in the midst of great sorrow: Word came to me from a friend back in my old hometown, not far away, that a deep chill had left the ice in perfectly glassy shape for skating. Joyce Maynard, New York Times, "Searching for a River to Skate Away On," 11 Feb. 2020 Even the church itself, visible at the edge of some of the photographs, just beyond the parking lot, gives little away; its glassy modern exterior could as easily be a shopping mall as a sanctuary. Casey Cep, The New Yorker, "Honk Twice for Hallelujah: What Church Looks Like in the Parking Lot," 18 Apr. 2020 Gleaming, glassy business districts and suburbs pocked with swimming pools contrast sharply with enormous, densely packed ‘‘townships’’ and hardscrabble rural areas where the majority of the population lives. BostonGlobe.com, "South Africa enters lockdown as known COVID-19 cases surpass 1,000," 27 Mar. 2020 The report said Young had slurred speech, bloodshot, watery and glassy eyes, and that the officer smelled alcohol on his breath. USA TODAY, "Rapper Trick Daddy arrested in Miami on DUI and drug charges," 12 Jan. 2020 The report said Young had slurred speech, bloodshot, watery and glassy eyes, and that the officer smelled alcohol on his breath. USA TODAY, "Rapper Trick Daddy arrested in Miami on DUI and drug charges," 12 Jan. 2020 The report said Young had slurred speech, bloodshot, watery and glassy eyes, and that the officer smelled alcohol on his breath. USA TODAY, "Rapper Trick Daddy arrested in Miami on DUI and drug charges," 12 Jan. 2020 The report said Young had slurred speech, bloodshot, watery and glassy eyes, and that the officer smelled alcohol on his breath. USA TODAY, "Rapper Trick Daddy arrested in Miami on DUI and drug charges," 12 Jan. 2020 My face was raw and dotted with pinpricks of red, my eyes glassy and puffy. Jillian Dunham, Longreads, "At Mrs. Balbir’s," 28 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of glassy

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Glassy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glassy. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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More Definitions for glassy

glassy

adjective
How to pronounce glassy (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of glassy

: smooth and shiny : resembling glass
: not shiny or bright : dull and lifeless

glassy

adjective
\ ˈgla-sē How to pronounce glassy (audio) \
glassier; glassiest

Kids Definition of glassy

1 : smooth and shiny like glass
2 : not shiny or bright glassy eyes

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