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"glossy" in British English

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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 ​expensivepaper and ​contains many ​colourpictures: a glossy coffee-table ​book a ​pile of glossy ​magazines/​carbrochures lookingattractive, but often not having ​seriousvalue or ​quality: This ​magazine is ​full of glossy ​advertisements for ​aftershave.
glossily
adverb uk   /ˈɡlɒs.ɪ.li/  us   /ˈɡlɑː.sɪ-/
Her ​hairshone glossily.
glossiness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/

glossynoun [C]

uk   /ˈɡlɒs.i/  us   /ˈɡlɑː.si/
(Definition of glossy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"glossy" in American English

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glossyadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /ˈɡlɑs·i, ˈɡlɔ·si/
smooth and ​shiny: He has ​straight, glossy ​blackhair. A glossy ​magazine or ​photograph is one ​printed on ​shinypaper.
(Definition of glossy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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