Glossy - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɡlɑːsɪ|  American pronunciation of the word glossy
Brit.  |ˈɡlɒsɪ|  British pronunciation of the word glossy


- a magazine printed on good quality paper (syn: slick)
- a photograph that is printed on smooth shiny paper


- based on pretense; deceptively pleasing (syn: gilded, meretricious, specious)
- (of paper and fabric and leather) having a surface made smooth and shiny especially by pressing between rollers
glossy paper
- reflecting light (syn: glistening, lustrous, sheeny, shining, shiny)
the horse's glossy coat
- superficially attractive and stylish; suggesting wealth or expense (syn: showy)
a glossy TV series

Extra examples

...the glossy finish on the gym floor...

The glossy tendrils of his raven hair.

Jill Sharpe was little more than a name, a glossy image on a television screen.

Prints are available on matt or glossy paper.

Word forms

singular: glossy
plural: glossies
comparative: glossier
superlative: glossiest
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