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gloss·y

 (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.

glossy

(ˈɡlɒsɪ)
adj, glossier or glossiest
1. smooth and shiny; lustrous
2. superficially attractive; plausible
3. (Journalism & Publishing) (of a magazine) lavishly produced on shiny paper and usually with many colour photographs
n, pl glossies
4. (Journalism & Publishing) Also called (US): slick an expensively produced magazine, typically a sophisticated fashion or glamour magazine, printed on shiny paper and containing high quality colour photography. Compare pulp3
5. (Photography) a photograph printed on paper that has a smooth shiny surface
ˈglossily adv
ˈglossiness n

gloss•y

(ˈglɒs i, ˈglɔ si)

adj. gloss•i•er, gloss•i•est, adj.
1. having a shiny or lustrous surface.
2. having a false or deceptive appearance or air, esp. of experience or sophistication; specious.
n.
4. a photograph printed on glossy paper.
[1550–60]
gloss′i•ly, adv.
gloss′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.glossy - a magazine printed on good quality paper
mag, magazine - a periodic publication containing pictures and stories and articles of interest to those who purchase it or subscribe to it; "it takes several years before a magazine starts to break even or make money"
2.glossy - a photograph that is printed on smooth shiny paper
photo, photograph, pic, exposure, picture - a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material
Adj.1.glossy - (of paper and fabric and leather) having a surface made smooth and glossy especially by pressing between rollers; "calendered paper"; "glossy paper"
shiny, glazed - having a shiny surface or coating; "glazed fabrics"; "glazed doughnuts"
2.glossy - reflecting lightglossy - reflecting light; "glistening bodies of swimmers"; "the horse's glossy coat"; "lustrous auburn hair"; "saw the moon like a shiny dime on a deep blue velvet carpet"; "shining white enamel"
bright - emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts; "the sun was bright and hot"; "a bright sunlit room"
3.glossy - superficially attractive and stylish; suggesting wealth or expense; "a glossy TV series"
attractive - pleasing to the eye or mind especially through beauty or charm; "a remarkably attractive young man"; "an attractive personality"; "attractive clothes"; "a book with attractive illustrations"

glossy

adjective
1. shiny, polished, shining, glazed, bright, brilliant, smooth, sleek, silky, burnished, glassy, silken, lustrous glossy black hair The leaves were dark and glossy.
shiny dull, drab, mat or matt
2. glamorous, stylish, grand, smart, luxurious, swish (informal, chiefly Brit.), swanky (informal), ritzy (slang) a glossy new office

glossy

adjective
Having a high, radiant sheen:
Translations
مَصْقول، لامِع، لَمّاع
lesklý
blankskinnende
kiiltäväkiilto-
fényes felületû
gljáandi
gladek

glossy

[ˈglɒsɪ]
A. ADJ (glossier (compar) (glossiest (superl))) [surface] → brillante, lustroso; [hair] → brillante; [cloth, paper] → satinado
glossy magazinerevista f de moda
B. N the glossies (Brit) → las revistas de moda

glossy

[ˈglɒsi]
adjbrillant(e)
n (also glossy magazine) → magazine m de luxe

glossy

adj (+er)glänzend; to be glossyglänzen; glossy brochureHochglanzbroschüre f; glossy magazine(Hochglanz)magazin nt; glossy paper/paintGlanzpapier nt/-lack m; glossy print (Phot) → Hochglanzbild or -foto nt
n (inf)(Hochglanz)magazin nt

glossy

[ˈglɒsɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (gen) → lucido/a

gloss

(glos) noun
brightness or shininess on the surface. Her hair has a lovely gloss; (also adjective) gloss paint.
verb
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 ?
Beth did look, and turned pale with delight and surprise, for there stood a little cabinet piano, with a letter lying on the glossy lid, directed like a sign board to "Miss Elizabeth March.
Molly Bawn' was painted in large blue letters on the glossy white sides of the hotel bus, and `Molly' was engraved inside Johnnie's ring and on his watch-case-- doubtless on his heart, too.
Her thick, glossy hair rose like a silver diadem from her brow.
Friend," he added, thrusting forth his lean, delicate hand toward Hawkeye, in kindness, while his eyes twinkled and grew moist, "I thank thee that the hairs of my head still grow where they were first rooted by Providence; for, though those of other men may be more glossy and curling, I have ever found mine own well suited to the brain they shelter.
On one side of the street this splendid bazaar, with a multitude of perfumed and glossy salesmen, smirking, smiling, bowing, and measuring out the goods.
She had dark and abundant hair, so glossy that it threw off the sunshine with a gleam; and a face which, besides being beautiful from regularity of feature and richness of complexion, had the impressiveness belonging to a marked brow and deep black eyes.
close under our lee, not forty fathoms off, a gigantic Sperm Whale lay rolling in the water like the capsized hull of a frigate, his broad, glossy back, of an Ethiopian hue, glistening in the sun's rays like a mirror.
from floor to ceiling, lined, or rather papered with a glistening white membrane, glossy as bridal satins.
The beautifully arched and glossy neck was now straight, and lank, and fallen in; the clean straight legs and delicate fetlocks were swelled; the joints were grown out of shape with hard work; the face, that was once so full of spirit and life, was now full of suffering, and I could tell by the heaving of her sides, and her frequent cough, how bad her breath was.
His black hair, fine as floss silk, hung in glossy curls about his round, dimpled face, while a pair of large dark eyes, full of fire and softness, looked out from beneath the rich, long lashes, as he peered curiously into the apartment.
He was a beauty, glossy as silk, and naked as he was when he was born, except for bridle and ranger-saddle.
And so I am but bones, now, with a rough and frowsy skin humped and cornered upon my shrunken body - that skin which was once so glossy, that skin which she loved to stroke with her hand.