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 (glô′sē, glŏs′ē)
adj. gloss·i·er, gloss·i·est
1. Having a smooth, shiny, lustrous surface: glossy satin.
2. Superficially and often speciously attractive; showy: glossy trendsetters.
n. pl. gloss·ies
1. A photographic print on smooth, shiny paper.
2. Chiefly British A popular magazine printed on smooth-coated stock.

gloss′i·ly adv.
gloss′i·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.glossiness - the property of being smooth and shinyglossiness - the property of being smooth and shiny
smoothness - a texture without roughness; smooth to the touch; "admiring the slim smoothness of her thighs"; "some artists prefer the smoothness of a board"
radiancy, refulgence, refulgency, shine, effulgence, radiance - the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light
French polish - the glaze produced by repeated applications of French polish shellac
glaze - a glossy finish on a fabric
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nGlanz m


(glos) noun
brightness or shininess on the surface. Her hair has a lovely gloss; (also adjective) gloss paint.
to make a glossary. The student glossed the difficult terms in order to understand the article.
ˈglossary (-səri) plural ˈglossaries noun
a list of words etc with their meanings. a glossary of technical terms; a Shakespeare glossary.
ˈglossy adjective
smooth and shining. The dog has a glossy coat.
ˈglossiness noun
gloss over
to try to hide (a mistake etc). He glossed over the fact that he had forgotten the previous appointment by talking about his accident.
References in classic literature ?
It was soft and plentiful, and waved downward from her low forehead in regular folds -- but, to some tastes, it was dull and dead, in its absolute want of glossiness, in its monotonous purity of plain light color.
The new processing engine, L-COA PRO, controls the balance of inks and the precise placement of ink droplets, carefully calculating best results for each print mode and media using various factors including color reproduction, tonal gradations, black density, graininess, glossiness, anti-bronzing and elimination of metamerism, all of which contribute to creating an amazing printed image.
Thanks to the cinematography of Tarek Hefny, "El-Ott" lacks the incongruous glossiness of "Discontent," but without recreating the grittiness of the early work.
In other parts of the Highlands colour terms have shown themselves to range more broadly than our own, often taking into account glossiness and brightness (see O'Hanlon 1989).
The porcelain material, the glossiness and the colour schemes all speak of China (and by extension Korea and Japan).
The texture and glossiness of your samples may make them appear brighter, duller, lighter, or darker.
It was like considering the city faced with a cherry festival and no cherries, counting on the import's glossiness, its guileless slide into open mouths, on no one being able to tell the difference between native and foreign cherries.
The coatings did not significantly alter the flavor, fracturability or glossiness of the plums.
And I wanted something that could have shine and glossiness without being something unattainable," Knutsson told Reuters in a Stockholm office where meeting rooms have names like Bubble Witch Lair, after the game.
SANDRA Bullock looked the picture of perfect Hollywood glossiness at the London premiere of her new movie The Heat.
Its increased top and backside smoothness enhance the vinyl film glossiness while its backside moisture barrier ensures outstanding planarity for faultless performance during printing.
But the closest is: height divied weight x age + glossiness of hair - niceness of handbag x glowiness of skin = envy percentage," she said.