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glossy

adjective uk   /ˈɡlɒs.i/  us   /ˈɡlɑː.si/
smooth and shiny: She has wonderfully glossy hair. a dog with a glossy coat A glossy book or magazine has been produced on shiny and expensive paper and contains many colour pictures: a glossy coffee-table book a pile of glossy magazines/car brochures looking attractive, but often not having serious value or quality: This magazine is full of glossy advertisements for aftershave.
glossily
adverb uk   /ˈɡlɒs.ɪ.li/  us   /ˈɡlɑː.sɪ-/
Her hair shone glossily.
glossiness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/

glossy

noun [C] uk   /ˈɡlɒs.i/  us   /ˈɡlɑː.si/
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