Gloss - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge; usually published as an appendix to a text on that field (syn: glossary)
- the property of being smooth and shiny (syn: burnish, glossiness, polish)
- an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading (syn: color, colour, semblance)
- provide interlinear explanations for words or phrases (syn: annotate, comment)
- provide an interlinear translation of a word or phrase
- give a deceptive explanation or excuse for (syn: color, colour)
His friends gloss over his foible, by calling him an agreeable novelist.
This gel will add gloss to even the dullest hair.
The silverware had been polished to a high gloss.
Beneath the gloss of success was a tragic private life.
The injury to Keane took the gloss off Manchester United's victory.
The minister was accused of putting a gloss on the government's poor performance.
Use a red gloss on your bottom lip to give it fullness.
The new paints are available in gloss and satin finishes.
present participle: glossing
past tense: glossed
past participle: glossed
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