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glossy

[glos-ee, glaw-see] /ˈglɒs i, ˈglɔ si/
adjective, glossier, glossiest.
1.
having a shiny or lustrous surface.
2.
having a false or deceptive appearance or air, especially of experience or sophistication; specious.
noun, plural glossies.
3.
slick1 (def 9).
4.
a photograph printed on glossy paper.
Origin
1550-1560
1550-60; gloss1 + -y1
Related forms
glossily, adverb
glossiness, noun
nonglossy, adjective
unglossy, adjective
Synonyms
1. shining, polished, glazed.
Antonyms
1. dull.
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British Dictionary definitions for glossily

glossy

/ˈɡlɒsɪ/
adjective glossier, glossiest
1.
smooth and shiny; lustrous
2.
superficially attractive; plausible
3.
(of a magazine) lavishly produced on shiny paper and usually with many colour photographs
noun (pl) glossies
4.
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 pulp (sense 3)
5.
a photograph printed on paper that has a smooth shiny surface
Derived Forms
glossily, adverb
glossiness, noun
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Slang definitions & phrases for glossily

glossy

noun
  1. A magazine printed on shiny coated paper; a high-quality magazine; slick: female editors of the powerful ''glossies''/ start their own glossies in three very different cities (1940s+)
  2. A photograph printed on shiny paper (1920s+)

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