Definition of 'glossy'

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He was a rugby celebrity in the days when players did not commonly appear in the glossy magazines. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Add a couple of pumps of serum to the ends of each section to ensure hair is smooth and glossy. The Sun (2016)Some highlighted the editorial space lavished upon the big advertisers in the magazine 's glossy pages. Times, Sunday Times (2016)MOST boyband stars rely on their glossy hair to keep their admirers swooning. The Sun (2017)The glossy, dark green leaves are slightly aromatic, carried on stout green stems. The Sun (2017)My hair gradually turned from glossy brown to salt and pepper. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The porcelain wand ensures a shiny glossy finish. The Sun (2008)They make my nails look really glossy. The Sun (2009)Styling serum and a large round brush were used to make it smooth and glossy. The Sun (2007)This house has lots of white walls and glossy surfaces. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Their lavish do was paid for by a glossy magazine. The Sun (2013)Remove from the heat and whisk in butter so it becomes glossy and shiny. The Sun (2014)Take a glossy orange lipstick and paint a coating over the red. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The glossy porcelain finish makes them pretty enough to be used as tableware. Times, Sunday Times (2013) Look at the glossy ads for handbags and scent. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But what is lurking under the glossy surface of this booming business? The Sun (2013)Open a glossy magazine and there are dozens of them. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Upon returning the metal to the oven for a few minutes it emerges with a smooth glossy coat of plastic. Chapman, C. & Horsley, M. & Small, E. Technology Basic Facts (1990)But also striding into the frame with glossy hair and cheekbones to die for is a stunner familiar to us all. The Sun (2007)His hair is dark and glossy. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Leave for a few minutes, then stir until dark and glossy. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It already has the feel of a glossy fashion magazine, where the lines between editorial and ads are blurred. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I used to have thick, glossy long brown hair. Colette Harris, With Theresa Cheung PCOS DIET BOOK: How you can use the nutritional approach to deal with polycystic ovary syndrome (2002)Pop magazine, the controversial fashion glossy, is coming to life. Times, Sunday Times (2006)There are no grand plots to resolve, it's not shiny or glossy. The Sun (2008)Move over, matt - lipstick is going glossy again. Times, Sunday Times (2013)

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Translations for 'glossy'

British English: glossy ADJECTIVE
Glossy means smooth and shiny.
...glossy black hair.


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