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glassy

adjective uk   /ˈɡlɑː.si/ us    /ˈɡlæs.i/

glassy adjective (SURFACE)

literary A glassy surface is smooth and shiny, like glass: a glassy sea/lake

glassy adjective (EYES)

If someone's eyes are glassy, they have a fixed expression and seem unable to see anything: Her eyes were glassy and her skin pale.
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