What does the word glossy mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Glossiness.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Smooth and shining.

Usage examples for glossy

  1. Occasionally her eyes wandered to the dresses of the two ladies, and at last, unable to restrain her ardent curiosity any longer, she put out her little brown hand and softly felt of Isabelle's gown, apparently finding exquisite delight in the mere contact of her finger- tips with the smooth, glossy surface of the silk. – Captain Fracasse by Theophile Gautier
  2. On Wednesday, a glossy contraband, in a three- story shirt- collar, and looking like a fountain of black ink with a strong wind blowing against it, came into Paris, and surrendered to Captain Villiam Brown. – The Orpheus C. Kerr Papers. Series 1 by Robert H. Newell
  3. Suddenly he perceived a pair of glossy black boots. – Fire-Tongue by Sax Rohmer