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Definitions of glossy

  1. Smooth; specious; plausible; as, glossy deceit. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Glossiest. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. Glossiness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. Glossier. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. (of paper and fabric and leather) having a surface made smooth and glossy especially by pressing between rollers; "calendered paper"; "a dress of glossy sateen" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. Having a shining smooth surface. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Smooth and shining: highly polished. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. Smooth and shining. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Having a smooth and shining surface. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for glossy

  1. The great muscles which rolled beneath his glossy black hide evidently assured him that here was easy prey, not worth the trouble of drawing the dagger from his harness. – The Gods of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  2. There is a black variety of the chanko, as there is of the European wolf, and by some he is considered a distinct species, but is really a melanoid variety, though Kinloch writes: " The black chanko is rather larger than the grey one; he is of a beautiful glossy black, with a small white star on the chest and a few grey hairs about the muzzle." – Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon by Robert A. Sterndale
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