[glos-ee, glaw-see]
adjective, glossier, glossiest.
having a shiny or lustrous surface.
having a false or deceptive appearance or air, especially of experience or sophistication; specious.
noun, plural glossies.
slick1 ( def 9 ).
a photograph printed on glossy paper.

1550–60; gloss1 + -y1

glossily, adverb
glossiness, noun
nonglossy, adjective
unglossy, adjective

1. shining, polished, glazed.

1. dull. Unabridged
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glossy (ˈɡlɒsɪ)
adj , 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
n , glossier, glossiest, glossies
4.  Compare pulp 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
5.  a photograph printed on paper that has a smooth shiny surface

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Example sentences
Except one: it had moist lips, glossy hair and vivid eyes that blinked slowly.
They only wanted the latest four-wheel drive gas-guzzlers seen in glossy
Further, many of us have argued in favor of adding more diverse body types to
  the glossy pages.
The glossy argyle of bronze and charcoal lies unscathed.
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