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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.

glassy

(ˈɡlɑːsɪ)
adj, glassier or glassiest
1. resembling glass, esp in smoothness, slipperiness, or transparency
2. void of expression, life, or warmth: a glassy stare.
ˈglassily adv
ˈglassiness n

glass•y

(ˈglæs i, ˈglɑ si)

adj. glass•i•er, glass•i•est.
1. resembling glass, as in transparency or smoothness.
2. expressionless; dull: glassy eyes; a glassy stare.
3. of the nature of glass; vitreous.
[1350–1400]
glass′i•ly, adv.
glass′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.glassy - resembling glass in smoothness and shininess and slickness; "the glassy surface of the lake"; "the pavement was...glassy with water"- Willa Cather
smooth - having a surface free from roughness or bumps or ridges or irregularities; "smooth skin"; "a smooth tabletop"; "smooth fabric"; "a smooth road"; "water as smooth as a mirror"
2.glassy - (used of eyes) lacking liveliness; "empty eyes"; "a glassy stare"; "his eyes were glazed over with boredom"
empty - holding or containing nothing; "an empty glass"; "an empty room"; "full of empty seats"; "empty hours"
3.glassy - (of ceramics) having the surface made shiny and nonporous by fusing a vitreous solution to itglassy - (of ceramics) having the surface made shiny and nonporous by fusing a vitreous solution to it; "glazed pottery"; "glassy porcelain"; "hard vitreous china used for plumbing fixtures"
ceramics - the art of making and decorating pottery
shiny, glazed - having a shiny surface or coating; "glazed fabrics"; "glazed doughnuts"

glassy

adjective
1. smooth, clear, slick, shiny, glossy, transparent, slippery glassy green pebbles
2. expressionless, cold, fixed, empty, dull, blank, glazed, vacant, dazed, lifeless There was a remote, glassy look in his eyes.

glassy

adjective
Having a high, radiant sheen:
Translations
جامِدَهزُجاجي، كالزُّجاج
apatickýjako zrcadloskelný
glasagtigudtryksløs
üvegszerû
spegilsléttursviplaus, dauflegur
ako zrkadlo
boşcam gibiifadesiz

glassy

[ˈglɑːsɪ] ADJ (glassier (compar) (glassiest (superl))) [substance] → vítreo; [surface] → liso; [water] → espejado; [eye, look] → vidrioso

glassy

[ˈglɑːsi] adj
[eyes, stare] (because of drugs, alcohol)vitreux/euse
(= smooth) → lisse

glassy

adj (+er) surface, sea etcspiegelglatt; eye, lookglasig; glassy-eyed (look)glasig; to be glassy-eyedeinen glasigen Blick haben; to stare at somebody glassy-eyedjdn mit glasigem Blick anstarren

glassy

[ˈglɑːsɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (sea, lake) → come uno specchio; (eye, look) → vitreo/a

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 ?
The numerous islands rested on the bosom of the Horican, some low and sunken, as if embedded in the waters, and others appearing to hover about the element, in little hillocks of green velvet; among which the fishermen of the beleaguering army peacefully rowed their skiffs, or floated at rest on the glassy mirror in quiet pursuit of their employment.
His head was small, and flat at top, with huge ears, large green glassy eyes, and a long snipe nose, so that it looked like a weather-cock perched upon his spindle neck to tell which way the wind blew.
The hated whale has the round watery world to swim in, as the small gold-fish has its glassy globe.
And as upon the invasion of their valleys, the frosty Swiss have retreated to their mountains; so, hunted from the savannas and glades of the middle seas, the whale-bone whales can at last resort to their Polar citadels, and diving under the ultimate glassy barriers and walls there, come up among icy fields and floes; and in a charmed circle of everlasting December, bid defiance to all pursuit from man.
The black, glassy eyes glittered with a kind of wicked drollery, and the thing struck up, in a clear shrill voice, an odd negro melody, to which she kept time with her hands and feet, spinning round, clapping her hands, knocking her knees together, in a wild, fantastic sort of time, and producing in her throat all those odd guttural sounds which distinguish the native music of her race; and finally, turning a summerset or two, and giving a prolonged closing note, as odd and unearthly as that of a steam-whistle, she came suddenly down on the carpet, and stood with her hands folded, and a most sanctimonious expression of meekness and solemnity over her face, only broken by the cunning glances which she shot askance from the corners of her eyes.
His glassy eyes and his ashy face were alight in an instant with pleasure, grati- tude, gladness, welcome:
If my reasoning powers had not been already sapped dry by my harassments, I would have known better than to try to set an umbrella on end on one of those glassy German floors in the dark; it can't be done in the daytime without four failures to one success.
All the blood sank suddenly out of his face; his hand quaked, and he gazed at the polished surface before him with the glassy stare of a corpse.
The river above the dam was a glassy lake with all the loveliness of blue heaven and green shore reflected in its surface; the fall was a swirling wonder of water, ever pouring itself over and over inexhaustibly in luminous golden gushes that lost themselves in snowy depths of foam.
He passed Magdalen slowly, his lips whispering without intermission, his open eyes staring straight before him with the glassy stare of death.
The split lips moved and twitched; and the glassy green eyes stared, but they did not speak.
The maid wept all night long, and said, 'I freed you in the wild wood out of the iron stove; I have sought you, and have crossed a glassy mountain, three sharp swords, and a great lake before I found you, and will you not hear me now?