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gloss

noun  /ɡlɑs, ɡlɔs/ us  

gloss noun (SHINE)

[U] a smooth shine on the surface of something: The floor was waxed and buffed to a high gloss.

gloss noun (EXPLANATION)

[C] an explanation of a word or phrase in a text
gloss
verb [T]  /ɡlɑs, ɡlɔs/ us  
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