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glossy

adjective uk   /ˈɡlɒs.i/ us    /ˈɡlɑː.si/
smooth and shiny: She has wonderfully glossy hair. a dog with a glossy coatThe qualities of light describes a book or magazine that has been produced on shiny and expensive paper and contains many colour pictures: a glossy coffee-table book a pile of glossy magazines/car brochuresNewspapers and magazinesKinds of books looking attractive, but often not having serious value or quality: This magazine is full of glossy advertisements for aftershave.AttractiveSexual attractionSmart and elegantCosting or worth little or no money
glossily
adverb uk   /ˈɡlɒs.ɪ.li/ us    /ˈɡlɑː.sɪi-/
Paints, dyes and pigmentsColour - general wordsThe qualities of light
glossiness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  

glossy

noun [C] uk   /ˈɡlɒs.i/ us    /ˈɡlɑː.si/
a glossy magazine US a photograph printed on smooth shiny paperPhotography
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