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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ And now the night conjured up from the waters a gluey fog.
▪ His shoes made a kind of sick, gluey sound in the perfectly mowed grass.
▪ I watched the others to see how to scoop up the gluey mush with my hand.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Gluey \Glu"ey\, a. Viscous; glutinous; of the nature of, or like, glue.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

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


a. viscous and adhesive, as glue.


adj. having the properties of glue [syn: glutinous, gummy, mucilaginous, pasty, sticky, viscid, viscous]

Usage examples of "gluey".

A great deal of embalming unguent had been poured over the swathed cadaver, and this gluey stuff had hardened, turned black, and cemented the cerements to the body.

But now there was blood flowing down its neck, a green, thick, gluey ichon, whose foul reek came even across the water.

It stretched around him, gluey, clinging, membranes of goo dividing into thin strings and sagging ropes that bound him with impossible things: wild fantasies of having been captured by a dozen Yuuzhan Vong warriors who all looked like Jacen Solo, mad images of sacrifice and aliens and Jaina and that Nom Anor character.

My gluey eyes took in a car on its roof, a lot of Day-Glo figures, two fire appliances and more police cars than I cared to count.

His brain seemed stuffed with Dry Town cotton or perhaps the gluey, overcooked porridge that was served at breakfast.

Psychic images emanated from him, and with my Twilight Eyes I saw that he had often used his tanklike Mack truck to run unwary motorists off otherwise deserted stretches of Florida highway, ramming or forcing them into canals where they were trapped inside their cars and drowned, or into swamps where the stinking, gluey muck sucked them under.

And immobile in his state of suspended animation in a gluey grave in the Cairngorms lair, he had commenced to dream.

So many of the small restaurants and coffee shops these days served nothing but American-style convenience food-waved beefburgers, sausages in rolls with gluey cheese sauce, and of course Coca-Cola and fries, the wafer and wine of the Western religion of commerce.

Despite the volume of liquid I've drunk, my mouth feels thick and gluey, as if the saliva has been thickened with cornflour, but I lick my lips and say, 'You asked me if I fancied my chances?

Kugler, sardines from Miep, eau de cologne from us, lilacs, tulips and, last but not least, a cake with raspberry filling, slightly gluey because of the poor quality of the flour and the lack of butter, but deli- cious anyway.

He imagined jets of gluey liquid squirting from those portholes and lassoing him at fifty paces.

The gluey mass rested in and on a patty shell so flaky it exploded like a grenade whenever she cut into it.

They have to look— she pitched her voice a little differently now, making it gluey and unc­tuous, like the utterly wet individual who had commissioned a Madonna and Child once, when she was very small and posing as Jesus as a young child, with Margherita standing duty as Mary.

The ground roils under her feet, tipping her sideways, the air goes gluey, multileaved and flaking yellow-tinged as isinglass.