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glossy

gloss·y

glossy

 
pronunciation:
glaw si [or] gla si
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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Word Combinations (adjective, noun)
part of speech: adjective
inflections: glossier, glossiest
definition 1: having a smooth, shiny surface or appearance.
antonyms:
dull, lusterless
similar words:
lustrous, shiny, sleek, slick
definition 2: having a false or superficial appearance or manner; specious.
similar words:
slick
definition 3: of paper, metal, and other materials, having a shiny finish. (Cf. mat3.)
antonyms:
dull, matte
similar words:
lustrous
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part of speech: noun
inflections: glossies
definition 1: a photographic print on glossy paper.
definition 2: a usu. four-color magazine that is printed on glossy paper; slick.
similar words:
slick
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derivations: glossily (adv.), glossiness (n.)