glossy

Something that is glossy is something that shines or is attractive. Things that are glossy reflect light, like certain types of lipstick. Glossy paper is smooth and has a shine to it, like the paper of most calendars.

The word glossy sounds a little bit like the word glassy, which is a good way to remember it. Things that are glossy sort of look like glass, meaning they have a shine to them. After your teeth are cleaned, they'll hopefully look glossy. When you print photographs, you can choose a glossy finish — that’s when the image looks shiny and smooth. In that instance, the opposite of glossy is matte, a sort of rougher finish that doesn’t reflect light.

Definitions of glossy
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adj reflecting light

“the horse's glossy coat”
Synonyms:
glistening, lustrous, sheeny, shining, shiny
bright
emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts

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

glossy paper”
Synonyms:
calendered
glazed, shiny
having a shiny surface or coating

adj superficially attractive and stylish; suggesting wealth or expense

“a glossy TV series”
Synonyms:
showy
attractive
pleasing to the eye or mind especially through beauty or charm

n a magazine printed on good quality paper

Synonyms:
slick, slick magazine
Type of:
mag, magazine
a periodic publication containing pictures and stories and articles of interest to those who purchase it or subscribe to it

n a photograph that is printed on smooth shiny paper

Type of:
exposure, photo, photograph, pic, picture
a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material

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