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[glos-ee, glaw-see] /ˈglɒs i, ˈglɔ si/

adjective, glossier, glossiest.
having a shiny or lustrous surface.
having a false or deceptive appearance or air, especially of experience or sophistication; specious.
noun, plural glossies.
1 (def 9).
a photograph printed on glossy paper.
adjective glossier, glossiest
smooth and shiny; lustrous
superficially attractive; plausible
(of a magazine) lavishly produced on shiny paper and usually with many colour photographs
noun (pl) glossies
Also called (US) slick. an expensively produced magazine, typically a sophisticated fashion or glamour magazine, printed on shiny paper and containing high quality colour photography Compare pulp (sense 3)
a photograph printed on paper that has a smooth shiny surface

1550s, from gloss (n.1) + -y (2). Figurative use from 1690s. The noun sense of “photograph with a glossy surface” is from 1931. Related: Glossiness.



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