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glossy

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adjective \ˈglä-sē, ˈglȯ-\

Definition of glossy

glossier

glossiest

  1. 1 :  having a surface luster or brightness <rich glossy leather> <glossy paper>

  2. 2 :  attractive in an artificially opulent, sophisticated, or smoothly captivating manner :  slick <lots of glossy and phony chatter>

glossily

play \-sə-lē\ adverb

glossiness

play \-sē-nəs\ noun

Examples of glossy in a sentence

  1. a plant with glossy green leaves

  2. <the glossy finish on the gym floor>

1556

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>.

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glossy

noun

Definition of glossy

plural

glossies

  1. 1 :  a photograph printed on smooth shiny paper

  2. 2 chiefly British :  slick 4

1928

First Known Use of glossy

1928

Other Pictures (on film) Terms


GLOSSY Defined for English Language Learners

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glossy

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adjective \ˈglä-sē, ˈglȯ-\

Definition of glossy for English Language Learners

  • : having a shiny, smooth surface


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glossy

noun

Definition of glossy for English Language Learners

  • : a photograph with a shiny surface

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


GLOSSY Defined for Kids

glossy

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adjective \ˈglä-sē, ˈglȯ-\

Definition of glossy for Students

glossier

glossiest

  1. :  having a shiny, smooth surface <glossy paint>



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