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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ She combed her hair until it was all glossy.
▪ I had read the literature, listened to the tape and examined the glossy brochure.
▪ They have facts, figures, glossy brochures, glossy lawyers and beatific smiles.
▪ Chapanis suggested that computers are not quite as easy to work as the glossy brochures suggest.
▪ Some 40 million glossy brochures pack agents' racks advertising holidays each year.
▪ The following evening Merrill was meticulously checking the proofs of a glossy brochure advertising the company's line in executive office furniture.
▪ The 16-page glossy brochure based on commercial women's weeklies contained articles on Labour's policy to help working and stay-at-home mums.
▪ A woman with well-cut permanently glossy hair gives a good impression of being in control of her life.
▪ Yes, the glossy magazines should avoid using images of clearly under-nourished models or promoting the heroin-chic look.
▪ I have simply refined the role of glossy magazines.
▪ All these publications, from the glossiest magazine to the simplest newsletter, need material.
▪ You may obtain snapshots using scissors and your favorite glossy magazine.
▪ One useful source was the huge number of glossy magazines about money that had proliferated as the yuppy decade ran its course.
▪ It can be seen smiling from the cover of glossy magazines that celebrate celebrity as much as sport.
▪ By now Caroline had left the London college and was working for a glossy magazine in Cardiff.
▪ They strike beautiful poses that could go unaltered into glossy magazines but tell us little about them.
▪ Adjustable fittings are also useful when you want to avoid glare on glossy pages.
▪ I felt myself blush and I gritted my teeth, glad he had retreated behind the glossy pages.
▪ The master copy is made on special coated paper which has a glossy surface on one side.
▪ This type of latex primer is designed to adhere to hard and slightly glossy surfaces.
▪ Fingers subconsciously searching out damage beneath the glossy surface, while he otherwise engages in conversation.
▪ It gives the paper its smooth, glossy surface.
▪ All feature a distinctive marbled effect on a glossy surface.
glossy black hair
▪ Film critics are calling the movie a glossy melodrama.
▪ She stroked the horse's long glossy neck.
▪ There was a stack of glossy magazines on the coffee table.
▪ Cast coated art paper with a exceptionally glossy coated finish usually on one side only.
▪ Her hair was a thick glossy bush of pale fawn brown, not quite shoulder-length.
▪ Look for well-cleaned birds with glossy skin.
▪ Next the wings emerged, first crumpled ribbons, then glossy and smooth.
▪ Simply spray Hot Shapes on to clean, dry hair before setting to get instant hold with a glossy finish.
▪ Then I'd look at the fields of beans, glossy in the moonlight, hanging fat and glossy.
▪ This, according to the glossy advertising material and high-tech television commercials, could solve all your company's presentation problems.
▪ an 8" by 10" glossy of Frank Sinatra
▪ We've seen her golden smile on the cover of Tatler and her figure in dozens of fashion glossies.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

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.

  2. Smooth; specious; plausible; as, glossy deceit.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1550s, from gloss (n.1) + -y (2). Figurative use from 1690s. The noun sense of "photograph with a glossy surface" is from 1931. Related: Glossiness.


a. Having a smooth, silklike, reflective surface. n. (context chiefly British informal English) a glossy magazine

  1. adj. having a smooth, gleaming surface; "glossy auburn hair"; "satiny gardenia petals"; "sleek black fur"; "silken eyelashes"; "silky skin"; "a silklike fabric"; "slick seals and otters" [syn: satiny, sleek, silken, silky, silklike, slick]

  2. (of paper and fabric and leather) having a surface made smooth and glossy especially by pressing between rollers; "calendered paper"; "a dress of glossy sateen" [syn: calendered]

  3. reflecting light; "glistening bodies of swimmers"; "the horse's glossy coat"; "lustrous auburn hair"; "saw the moon like a shiny dime on a deep blue velvet carpet"; "shining white enamel" [syn: glistening, lustrous, sheeny, shiny, shining]

  4. [also: glossiest, glossier]


Usage examples of "glossy".

And lower down the great forest trees arch over it, and the sunbeams trickle through them, and dance in many a quiet pool, turning the far-down sands to gold, brightening majestic tree-ferns, and shining on the fragile polypodium tamariscinum which clings tremblingly to the branches of the graceful waringhan, on a beautiful lygodium which adorns the uncouth trunk of an artocarpus, on glossy ginger-worts and trailing yams, on climbers and epiphytes, and on gigantic lianas which, climbing to the tops of the tallest trees, descend in vast festoons, many of them with orange and scarlet flowers and fruitage, passing from tree to tree, and interlacing the forest with a living network, while selaginellas and lindsayas, and film ferns, and trichomanes radicans drape the rocks in feathery green, along with mosses scarcely distinguishable from ferns.

They were raven black, glossy and ashine in the shaded light of the room.

Imphal Stilwell and his party traveled by truck to the Assam railroad and by train past the endless rows of glossy tea shrubs to Dinjan and Tinsukia where the airfields of the Air Transport Command were located.

Ellinger followed her, buttoned up in a long furlined coat, showily befrogged down the front, with a glossy astrachan collar.

Bree smiled at me, her hand gently stroking his glossy black hair, picking bits of hay out of it.

His boots were polished to a glossy finish, to the credit of the bootboy, not because Kol took an interest.

The place was one of a run of glossy new restaurants and boutiques on the old Hispanic strip, dotted in among the botanicas and social clubs, and the shuttered outlets full of dusty plastic furniture and out-of-date appliances.

Unlike the current style, in which the painter took pains to remove any trace of brushstroke from the painting, giving it a smooth glossy coat, Eleyna made her brushwork part of the texture of the painting.

Russell watched, lifted glossy chukker boots up to the surface and leaned back.

The blue sky is glossy and fat with heat, a few thin cirri sheared to blown strands like hair at the rims.

Never had Rudelle seen such perfect red tomatoes, crooknecks so large and glossy yellow that they did not seem real.

They were sweating, these bodybuilt young men, and the mighty LumeNex lights brought out their traps, lats, delts, pecs, abs, and obliques in glossy high definition, especially when it came to the black players.

Governor Supreme to the ruined city Prince Lysaer undertook to restore, Lord Diegan, ex-commander of the garrison, sat his glossy bay war-horse and glared through the pennons that cracked at the head of the unwieldy column bound for Avenor.

At the elbow of every famishing passenger stood a beneficent coal-black glossy fairy, in a white linen apron and jacket, serving him with that alacrity and kindliness and grace which make the negro waiter the master, not the slave of his calling, which disenthrall it of servility, and constitute him your eager host, not your menial, for the moment.

Through an opening in the glossy green leaves, Dolley stared at the red tide flowing up the hill, the tall, determined horseman in the lead.