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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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(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.
We are loving the summer update on the iconic YSL Classic Vernis A Levres, PS27 each, now in five new shades of drop-dead gorgeous glossiness.
In hints of glossiness, they also recall Richard Prince's late-1980s car hoods, especially in how the inanimate objects seem to possess their own characters.
The impact from the cavity temperature is verified comparing the glossiness appeared on the molded part surfaces (Figure 15).
If the preference is a matt finish, then the product will come with all of the foregoing properties, minus the glossiness.
Petrenko pushed the band, playing with a kind of glossiness, to a series of lush crescendos, while the final moments of the allegro had the "Ooo" factor.
I'm not simply talking about the metallicity or glossiness of the paint, but its essence seems to extend well beyond the surface of the steel, much like an aura.
In order to create the new cellulose-based bioplastic, NEC developed a unique technology for mixing additives to adjust coloration and light reflectance of the material, enabling, for the first time, the realization of optical properties (low brightness, high glossiness, etc.
After accelerated UV aging, with the exception of the glossiness decreasing, there were no distinct changes in the morphology of the topcoat.
There is at times a lapidary smoothness to Gossaert's nudes, but for sheer gleaming glossiness little can rival the surface of the white porcelain sculpture created by the Doccia manufactory, founded by the marchese Carlo Ginori in 1735 near Florence.
Part of that glamour also had to do with the glossiness of Rodland's work, his attention to the specificity and objectivity of what are, for lack of a better word, called "surfaces": the stand-out color and texture of the plastic supermarket bag against the wooded landscape; the smear-and-drip patterns of sauce on a tiled floor in Napkins, 2011, the constellation of brightly colored paper ribbons and metal chains on a dark wool sweater dominating the multiple-exposure nonspace of G Minor no.