Translation of "gloss" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /ɡlɒs/ us /ɡlɑːs/

a smooth, shiny appearance on the surface of something

Marble can be polished to a high gloss.
This varnish provides a long-lasting and hard-wearing gloss finish.

[ no plural ] paint that produces a smooth, shiny appearance on a surface

pintura de esmalte
We’ll need a litre of gloss (paint) to cover the woodwork.
All the shades are available in matt or gloss.
→ Compare matt

(Translation of “gloss” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /ɡlos/

brightness or shininess on the surface

lustre, brillo
Her hair has a lovely gloss
(also adjective) gloss paint.
glossary /-səri/ noun (plural glossaries)

a list of words etc with their meanings

a glossary of technical terms
a Shakespeare glossary.
glossy adjective (comparative glossier, superlative glossiest)

smooth and shining

lustroso, brillante, reluciente
The dog has a glossy coat.
glossiness noun

brillo, lustre
the glossiness of the photo paper.
gloss over phrasal verb

to try to hide (a mistake etc)

disimular, suavizar, atenuar; encubrir
He glossed over the fact that he had forgotten the previous appointment by talking about his accident.

(Translation of “gloss” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)