glassier; glassiest
1
: resembling or made of glass
2
: having little animation : dull, lifeless
glassy eyes
glassily adverb
glassiness noun

Example Sentences

the glassy surface of the lake He was gazing out the window with a glassy stare.
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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of glassy was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Glassy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glassy. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

glassier; glassiest
1
: resembling glass
2
: not shiny or bright : dull
glassy eyes
glassily adverb
glassiness noun
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