glossy
I. adjective (glossier; -est) Date: 1556 1. having a surface luster or brightness <
rich glossy leather
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glossy paper
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2. attractive in an artificially opulent, sophisticated, or smoothly captivating manner ; slick <
lots of glossy and phony chatter
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Synonyms: see sleekglossily adverbglossiness noun II. noun (plural glossies) Date: 1928 1. a photograph printed on smooth shiny paper 2. chiefly British slick 4

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  • Glossy — (von englisch „glänzend“) steht in der technischen Fachsprache unter anderem für Bildträger (bspw. Monitore oder Fotopapier) mit glänzender Oberfläche. Den Namen Glossy trugen: Karl Glossy (1848–1937), österreichischer Literaturhistoriker und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Glossy — Gloss y (gl[o^]s [y^]), a. [Compar. {Glossier} (gl[o^]s [i^]*[ e]r); superl. {Glossiest}.] [See {Gloss} luster.] 1. Smooth and shining; reflecting luster from a smooth surface; highly polished; lustrous; as, glossy silk; a glossy surface. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • glossy —   [dt. »glänzend«, »Hochglanz «], Kennzeichnung von Papier oder Folie von besonders hochwertiger Ausführung. Sie werden bei Tintenstrahldruckern verwendet, um Ausdrucke herzustellen, die beinahe Fotoqualität erreichen. Glossy Papier und… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • glossy — [glôs′ē, gläs′ē] adj. glossier, glossiest [ GLOSS1 + Y3] 1. having a smooth, shiny appearance or finish 2. smooth and plausible; specious n. pl. glossies ☆ 1 …   English World dictionary

  • glossy — 1550s, from GLOSS (Cf. gloss) (1) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Figurative use from 1690s. The noun sense of photograph with a glossy surface is from 1931 …   Etymology dictionary

  • glossy — ► ADJECTIVE (glossier, glossiest) 1) shiny and smooth. 2) superficially attractive and stylish. ► NOUN (pl. glossies) informal ▪ a magazine printed on glossy paper with many colour photographs. DERIVATIVES …   English terms dictionary

  • Glossy — Glossy, Karl, Kultur und Literarhistoriker, geb. 7. März 1848 in Wien, studierte Rechtswissenschaft und trat in den Konzeptsdienst des Wiener Magistrats ein, wurde später Kustos und 1889 Direktor der Stadtbibliothek und des Historischen Museums… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • glossy — *sleek, slick, velvety, silken, silky, satiny Analogous words: lustrous, *bright, brilliant, lucent, lambent …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • glossy — [adj] shiny bright, brilliant, burnished, glassy, glazed, gleaming, glistening, lustrous, polished, reflecting, silken, silky, sleek, slick, smooth; concepts 606,617 Ant. drab, dull, mate, muted …   New thesaurus

  • glossy — [[t]glɒ̱si, AM glɔ͟ːsi[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED Glossy means smooth and shiny. ...glossy black hair... The leaves were dark and glossy. 2) ADJ GRADED You can describe something as glossy if you think that it has been designed to look attractive but has …   English dictionary

  • glossy — I UK [ˈɡlɒsɪ] / US [ˈɡlɔsɪ] adjective Word forms glossy : adjective glossy comparative glossier superlative glossiest * 1) shiny in an attractive way glossy green leaves 2) attractive, exciting, and fashionable but with no real importance or… …   English dictionary

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