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English definition of “gloss”

gloss

noun [S or U] (APPEARANCE)    /ɡlɒs/ US  /ɡlɑːs/
a smooth , shiny appearance on the surface of something, or paint or a similar substance that produces this appearance : Marble can be polished to a high gloss. This varnish provides a long-lasting and hard-wearing gloss finish . lip gloss We'll need a litre of gloss ( paint ) to cover the woodwork .Paints, dyes and pigmentsColour - general words
(Definition of gloss noun (APPEARANCE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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