glassiness


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glass·y

 (glăs′ē)
adj. glass·i·er, glass·i·est
1. Characteristic of or resembling glass.
2. Lifeless; expressionless: "the face changing to a demon's face with a fixed glassy grin" (Katherine Anne Porter).

glass′i·ly adv.
glass′i·ness n.
Translations
زُجاجِيَّه، جُمود النَّظْرَه
sklovitost
glasagtighed
üvegszerûség
e-î sem líkist gleri
sklovitosť
cama benzerlikifadesizlik

glass

(glaːs) noun
1. a hard usually breakable transparent substance. The bottle is made of glass; (also adjective) a glass bottle.
2. a usually tall hollow object made of glass, used for drinking. There are six glasses on the tray; sherry-glasses.
3. (also ˈlooking-glass) a mirror.
4. a barometer, or the atmospheric pressure shown by one. The glass is falling.
ˈglasses noun plural
spectacles.
ˈglassful noun
the amount that a drinking-glass will hold. Pour in two glassfuls of water.
ˈglassy adjective
1. not showing any expression. a glassy stare.
2. like glass. a glassy sea.
ˈglassiness noun

glasses , meaning spectacles, is plural: His reading glasses are broken .
but a pair of glasses takes a singular verb: A pair of glasses has been found .
References in classic literature ?
Two thin hands, joined under the forehead, and supporting it, drew up before the lower features a sable veil, a brow quite bloodless, white as bone, and an eye hollow and fixed, blank of meaning but for the glassiness of despair, alone were visible.
I could not say which, for eyes were open and stony, but without the glassiness of death,and the cheeks had the warmth of life through all their pallor.
The luster of in- quiring glance faded swiftly into vacant glassiness.
We really want people to look at the glassiness," says Marvin Bolt, a curator of the exhibit, before pointing out the "Field Guide to Underwater Models.
We wanted it to be sharp but also warm--ethereal yet precise and a bit hard," Hallerod says, "like the glassiness of a perfume bottle.