glossy glossy  /ɡ ˈlɔ si/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a magazine printed on good quality paper
  2. (n) a photograph that is printed on smooth shiny paper
  3. (adj) (of paper and fabric and leather) having a surface made smooth and glossy especially by pressing between rollers
  4. (adj) reflecting light
  5. (adj) superficially attractive and stylish; suggesting wealth or expense

Usage(s):

  1. It's hard to avoid noting that the DS Lite looks an awful lot like an Apple product, a miniaturized version of the new white-glossy MacBook.
  2. Because the words get goofier, and the song gets faster, and pretty soon all you hear are echoes of Madonna's voice behind a glossy thump and a grinding guitar hook.
  3. Their next album would be the glossy, gazillion-selling breakthrough, but on Master of Puppets Metallica didn't bother with hooks or pop discipline.

News

  1. African starlings: Dashing darlings of the bird world in more ways than one

    It's not going to happen while you're peering through your binoculars, but African glossy starlings change color more than 10 times faster than their ancestors and even their modern relatives, say researchers. The changes have led to new species of birds with color combinations previously unseen, according to a new study.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  2. Ryan Zimmerman shows off wedding photos in Washingtonian Bride & Groom

    Ryan Zimmerman was mighty secretive about his January wedding. Now it seems he was just waiting for an appropriate passage of months and the right glossy bridal magazine.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Washington Post

  3. African starlings: Dashing darlings of the bird world in more ways than 1

    It's not going to happen while you're peering through your binoculars, but African glossy starlings change color more than 10 times faster than their ancestors and even their modern relatives, say researchers at The University of Akron and Columbia University. The changes have led to new species of birds with color combinations previously unseen, according to a study published today in the ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

Quotes

  1. "We're taking everybody's advice and saying, 'We're making this a glitzy, glossy, messy, dirty, sexy soap opera this year,'" said creator Craig Wright. "We're sort of taking the gloves off and going for it because we know that this is our...
    on Sep 12, 2008 By: Craig Wright Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

  2. "It won't be glossy booklets, it won't be TV advertisements," Ms Gillard said.
    on Apr 19, 2007 By: Julia Gillard Source: Ninemsn

  3. "Alan Johnson today launches a wing-and-a-prayer scheme based on the hope that people across the North West will sign up for a glossy ID card, and send a message to their counterparts in other parts of the country that the ID card is the hottest...
    on Jul 30, 2009 By: Chris Grayling Source: BBC News

Word of the Day
periphery periphery
/pə ˈrɪ fə ri /