glossy

adjective
\ ˈglä-sē How to pronounce glossy (audio) , ˈglȯ- \
glossier; glossiest

Definition of glossy

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

glossy

noun
plural glossies

Definition of glossy (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a photograph printed on smooth shiny paper
2 chiefly British : slick sense 5

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Other Words from glossy

Adjective

glossily \ ˈglä-​sə-​lē How to pronounce glossy (audio) , ˈglȯ-​ \ adverb
glossiness \ ˈglä-​sē-​nəs How to pronounce glossy (audio) , ˈglȯ-​ \ noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for glossy

Synonyms: Adjective

Antonyms: Adjective

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Adjective

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

Examples of glossy in a Sentence

Adjective a plant with glossy green leaves the glossy finish on the gym floor
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Further styling included Lopez pulling her hair back into a slick ponytail and wearing her signature nude glossy lip for the day. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, 12 July 2021 With the mixer running, slowly add the remaining ⅓ cup of sugar and continue to whip until the whites are thick and glossy and hold soft peaks, about 3 minutes. BostonGlobe.com, 6 July 2021 The glossy black and white come together to create a graphic deep-French tip, while the candy-apple red peeks out from the backside of Gomez's nails, achieving the nail-art equivalent to the red bottom of a Christian Louboutin stiletto. Sarah Midkiff, refinery29.com, 11 May 2021 Whip until the fluff is glossy and quite thick, an additional 4 to 6 minutes. G. Daniela Galarza, Arkansas Online, 2 June 2021 But Hathaway, who played the lead role of Andy Sachs, a wide-eyed assistant to Meryl Streep's Miranda Priestly at a high-fashion glossy magazine, almost wasn't cast. Marianne Garvey, CNN, 15 June 2021 Susanna Hayward / Getty Images Growing up, Amber Finney dreamed of landing on the masthead of a glossy fashion magazine. Tatiana Boncompagni, Marie Claire, 7 June 2021 To be fair, even one minute of the Gossip Girl trailer was enough to give me a sense of the vibe: glossy, horny, and mean. Emma Specter, Vogue, 28 May 2021 Most shows about weddings are always pretty clean, sort of glossy, and safe. Jeremy Hallock, Dallas News, 29 Apr. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun In fact, the same paint color can look completely different based on the finish, from matte to glossy and every sheen in between. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, 6 Apr. 2021 Wow’s Extra Shine spray, designed to create a glossy, but not greasy, shine. Sarah Midkiff, refinery29.com, 24 Nov. 2020 Because Gibson has so many antiques, Hillery suggested adding in a glossy, Granny Smith-green Oomph console as a more modern accent. Emma Bazilian, House Beautiful, 25 Sep. 2020 Valentina Sampaio has been named a 2020 rookie and is the first transgender model to appear in the glossy’s pages. Barry Samaha, Harper's BAZAAR, 10 July 2020 In some ways, that has been the story of most mainstream glossies, Vogue and Elle included. New York Times, 17 Jan. 2020 Girls with a flair for filters outmaneuvered traditional fashion glossies, upending millions in traditional advertising and marketing spend. Kate Bowers, Fortune, 19 Dec. 2019 From high-end glossies to Instagram looks, stories about how fashion and beauty help us define ourselves. Elizabeth Montgomery, azcentral, 26 Nov. 2019 Along the way hers became a regular boldface name in the tabloids and flourishing glossies. New York Times, 7 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of glossy

Adjective

1556, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1928, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for glossy

Adjective

gloss entry 1 + -y entry 1

Noun

derivative of glossy entry 1

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15 Jul 2021

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“Glossy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glossy. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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More Definitions for glossy

glossy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of glossy

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: having a shiny, smooth surface

glossy

noun

English Language Learners Definition of glossy (Entry 2 of 2)

: a photograph with a shiny surface
chiefly British : a popular magazine that is printed on smooth and shiny paper

glossy

adjective
\ ˈglä-sē How to pronounce glossy (audio) , ˈglȯ- \
glossier; glossiest

Kids Definition of glossy

: having a shiny, smooth surface glossy paint

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