Posted by: retarigan | December 18, 2015

Word Dictionary [181215]


Word of the day: glossy
Definition: adj. & n. having a shine; smooth.
Synonyms: glistening, lustrous, sheeny, shiny, shining
Etymology: 16th c.: orig. unkn. (more…)

pronunciation: ˈɡlɔsɪ

from Oxford: glossy

adj. & n.
–adj.  (glossier, glossiest)
1 having a shine; smooth.
2 (of paper etc.) smooth and shiny.
3 (of a magazine etc.) printed on such paper.
–n.  (pl.  -ies) colloq.
1 a glossy magazine.
2 a photograph with a glossy surface.
Derivatives: glossily adv.  glossiness n.

from Wordnet: glossy

adj 1: having a smooth, gleaming surface; “glossy auburn hair”; “satiny gardenia petals”; “sleek black fur”; “silken eyelashes”; “silky skin”; “a silklike fabric”; “slick seals and otters” [syn: satin(a), satiny, sleek, silken, silky, silklike, slick]
    2: (of paper and fabric and leather) having a surface made smooth and glossy especially by pressing between rollers; “calendered paper”; “a dress of glossy sateen” [syn: calendered]
    3: reflecting light; “glistening bodies of swimmers”; “the horse’s glossy coat”; “lustrous auburn hair”; “saw the moon like a shiny dime on a deep blue velvet carpet”; “shining white enamel” [syn: glistening, lustrous, sheeny, shiny, shining]

Quote of the day: Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies. by Mother Teresa

Birthday of the day: Ōuchi Yoshitaka; Ōuchi Yoshitaka (大内義隆, December 18, 1507-September 30, 1551) was a daimyo of Suo province and a son of Ōuchi Yoshioki.

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