\ 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.
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First Known Use of glassy

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Cite this Entry

“Glassy.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 11 December 2019.

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How to pronounce glassy (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of glassy

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


\ 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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