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English definition of “glossy”


adjective     /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     /ˈɡlɒs.ɪ.li/ US  /ˈɡlɑː.sɪi-/ adverb Paints, dyes and pigmentsColour - general wordsThe qualities of light glossiness     /-nəs/ noun [U]
(Definition of glossy adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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