Meaning of “glassy” in the English Dictionary

"glassy" in British English

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glassyadjective

uk /ˈɡlɑː.si/ us /ˈɡlæs.i/

glassy adjective (EYES)

If someone's eyes are glassy, they have a fixed expression and seem unable to see anything:

Her eyes were glassy and her skin pale.

(Definition of “glassy” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"glassy" in American English

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glassyadjective [ -er/-est only ]

us /ˈɡlæs·i/

smooth and shiny like glass:

the glassy surface of the water

Someone who has glassy eyes or a glassy stare has a fixed expression and seems unable to see anything:

When he arrived at the hospital, his eyes were glassy and he didn’t seem to know where he was.

(Definition of “glassy” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)