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German translation of “gloss”

gloss

noun /ɡlos/
brightness or shininess on the surface
der Glanz
Her hair has a lovely gloss (also adjective) gloss paint.
glossary /-səri/ noun (plural glossaries) a list of words etc with their meanings
das Glossar
a glossary of technical terms a Shakespeare glossary.
glossy adjective smooth and shining
glänzend
The dog has a glossy coat.
glossiness noun
der Glanz
gloss over to try to hide (a mistake etc)
vertuschen
He glossed over the fact that he had forgotten the previous appointment by talking about his accident.
(Definition of gloss from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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