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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 ?
Besides the fundamental principle already hinted at, I demanded the fresh bloom of youth, pearly teeth, glossy ringlets, and the whole list of lovely items, with the utmost delicacy of habits and sentiments, a silken texture of mind, and, above all, a virgin heart.
How well you are looking to-day: how glossy your feathers; how bright your eye.
Her thick, glossy hair rose like a silver diadem from her brow.
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.
At last came she whom Tarzan sought, with lithe sinews rolling beneath shimmering hide; fat and glossy came Sabor, the lioness.
Like its master, it was entirely devoid of hair, but was of a dark slate color and exceeding smooth and glossy.
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.
By gymnastics and careful attention to his health he had brought himself to such a point that in spite of his excess in pleasure he looked as fresh as a big glossy green Dutch cucumber.
With a slight rustle of her white dress trimmed with moss and ivy, with a gleam of white shoulders, glossy hair, and sparkling diamonds, she passed between the men who made way for her, not looking at any of them but smiling on all, as if graciously allowing each the privilege of admiring her beautiful figure and shapely shoulders, back, and bosom- which in the fashion of those days were very much exposed- and she seemed to bring the glamour of a ballroom with her as she moved toward Anna Pavlovna.
He began to roar a song and stamp back and forth before the foot-lights, wildly waving a glossy silk hat and throwing leers, or smiles, broadcast.
She felt very down-hearted; her hair was of that order which, glossy and smooth normally, is dry and harsh and lustreless for several days after being shampooed.
In ascending to my room I was met upon the stairs by a smart, pretty girl of nineteen, with a tidy, dumpy figure, a round face, bright, blooming cheeks, glossy, clustering curls, and little merry brown eyes.