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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Obviously the glassy state is a time-dependent one.
▪ A glassy stone beloved by ancient toolmakers, obsidian was found only in two prehistoric spots in Arizona prior to the 1980s.
▪ A laser is used to etch a pattern of tiny flaws in the otherwise glassy smooth surface of the disc.
▪ He further obliterates his own identity behind a pair of mirrored sunglasses, whose glassy surface deflects even the most tenacious gaze.
▪ He saw the smirk on Donald's glassy face.
▪ His eyes were glassy and he seemed barely able to keep them open.
▪ Perhaps the glassy stare had lingered in his eyes, for Scales looked at him queerly.
▪ The boy had a large olive head and very glassy rolling eyes.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Glassy \Glass"y\, a.

  1. Made of glass; vitreous; as, a glassy substance.

  2. Resembling glass in its properties, as in smoothness, brittleness, or transparency; as, a glassy stream; a glassy surface; the glassy deep.

  3. Dull; wanting life or fire; lackluster; -- said of the eyes. ``In his glassy eye.''

    Glassy feldspar (Min.), a variety of orthoclase; sanidine.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., from glass + -y (2).


a. 1 Of or like glass, in particular smooth and (somewhat) reflective. 2 Dull, expressionless 3 (context surfing of water not comparable English) Lacking any chop; smooth and mostly flat. n. (context Ulster English) glass marble

  1. adj. resembling glass in smoothness and shininess and slickness; "the glassy surface of the lake"; "the pavement was...glassy with water"- Willa Cather

  2. used of eyes lacking liveliness; "empty eyes"; "a glassy stare"; "his eyes were glazed over with boredom" [syn: glazed]

  3. (of ceramics) having the surface made shiny and nonporous by fusing a vitreous solution to it; "glazed pottery"; "glassy porcelain"; "hard vitreous china used for plumbing fixtures" [syn: vitreous, vitrified]

  4. [also: glassiest, glassier]


Usage examples of "glassy".

A shallow biconvex chunk of some glassy material, razor-edged, it barely fit into his open hand.

Ryne tucked it into his belt and took one of the missiles, A shallow biconvex chunk of some glassy material, razor-edged, it barely fit into his open hand.

I thought we were going to have a smooth, glassy sea, and had my eyes keen for broadbill fins.

Azores, spouting glassy water up out of his mouth in a cytological plume.

But the tendrils were more like tangled seaweed, or eelgrass, and beneath what she realized was not seaweed at all, but matted, human hair, glinted the glassy eyes of a dead girl!

Shortly thereafter, the heavy engines began to turn the paddles and the Bristan trader chugged northeast across an almost glassy sea.

To lie without motion, or pulse, or breath, With waxen cheeks, and limbs cold, stiff, and white, And open eyes, whose fixed and glassy light Mocked at the speculation they had owned.

I watched Mongolfier at the engine: he drew on my glove, and with it brought the ball close to the pedestal on which Plunkett sat, and then released it: as though thrown, it buried itself within the glassy box, lining up with the others there.

From the blackness of the palms there came sometimes thin notes of the birds of night, the whizzing noise of insects, the glassy pipe of a frog in the reeds by a pool behind a hot brown wall.

A round glassy glow the hue of polished onyx was centered in the middle of the construct like a baleful Polyphemian eye.

Gorge was rough and broken, with great slabs of glassy rock slanting out of the rich alluvial soil that was thickly overgrown with reedlike grasses or tall, heavy bushes thick with sharp thorns.

Its inky eyes were cold and merciless, sharklike in their steadiness and glassy concentration.

We are furnished with toolheads of a gemlike glassy material, vitredur, which stays eyersharp and is virtually indestructible for some 200 years, after which it degrades, like decamole.

Dressed in Johnny coats and hospital robes, the twins stand with their backs to each other - one studying the TV screen as if there is something urgent written on its glassy surface and the other looking out the window.

They carried curious weapons - swords with saw-toothed edges of crystal, hooked spears, and glassy globes held in slings.