glossy Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "glossy" - English Dictionary

See all translations

glossyadjective

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/

glossynoun [C]

uk   /ˈɡlɒs.i/  us   /ˈɡlɑː.si/
(Definition of glossy from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of glossy?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “glossy” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
sprint

a short and very fast race, such as the 100 metres, or the last part of a longer race that is run as fast as possible

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More