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Glossy vs. Lustre

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Glossyadjective

Having a smooth, silk-like, reflective surface.

Lustrenoun

(British spelling) luster (shine, etc.)

Glossynoun

A glossy magazine.

‘The supermarket glossies are full of celebrity gossip and fad diets.’;

Lustrenoun

(geology) the way in which the surface of any particular type of mineral reflects light differently from other minerals, which is helpful in telling minerals apart.

Glossynoun

(informal) A glossy photograph.

Lustrenoun

a glass ornament such as a prism or cut glass dangling beneath a chandelier; usually in clusters or festoons

Glossynoun

A film depicting people with glamorous lifestyles.

Lustrenoun

(dated) a chandelier, particularly one decorated with glass lustres

Glossyadjective

Smooth and shining; reflecting luster from a smooth surface; highly polished; lustrous; as, glossy silk; a glossy surface.

Lustrenoun

(British spelling) luster (a lustrum)

Glossyadjective

Smooth; specious; plausible; as, glossy deceit.

Lustreverb

(British spelling) luster

Glossyadjective

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’;

Lustrenoun

Same as Luster.

Glossyadjective

(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’;

Lustrenoun

a surface coating for ceramics or porcelain

Glossyadjective

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’;

Lustrenoun

a quality that outshines the usual

Lustrenoun

the visual property of something that shines with reflected light

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