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English adjective: glossy

1. glossy (of paper and fabric and leather) having a surface made smooth and glossy especially by pressing between rollers

SamplesCalendered paper.
Glossy paper.


Similarglazed, shiny


2. glossy reflecting light

SamplesGlistening bodies of swimmers.
The horse's glossy coat.
Lustrous auburn hair.
Saw the moon like a shiny dime on a deep blue velvet carpet.
Shining white enamel.

Synonymsglistening, lustrous, sheeny, shining, shiny



3. glossy superficially attractive and stylish; suggesting wealth or expense

SamplesA glossy TV series.




English noun: glossy

1. glossy (communication) a magazine printed on good quality paper

Synonymsslick, slick magazine

Broader (hypernym)mag, magazine

2. glossy (artifact) a photograph that is printed on smooth shiny paper

Broader (hypernym)exposure, photo, photograph, pic, picture

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