From King Dictionary of Contemporary English glossy gloss‧y 1 / ˈɡlɒsi $ ˈɡlɒːsi, ˈɡlɑːsi / ●○○ adjective 1 SHINY shiny and smooth her glossy black hair the glossy surface of the leaves 2 → glossy magazine/brochure etc 3 ATTRACT something that is glossy has an attractive appearance on the surface that may hide something less pleasant a glossy election campaign — glossiness noun [uncountable ] Examples from the Corpus glossy • This, according to the glossy advertising material and high-tech television commercials, could solve all your company's presentation problems. • Next the wings emerged, first crumpled ribbons, then glossy and smooth. • glossy black hair • Her hair was a thick glossy bush of pale fawn brown, not quite shoulder-length. • Cast coated art paper with a exceptionally glossy coated finish usually on one side only. • Simply spray Hot Shapes on to clean, dry hair before setting to get instant hold with a glossy finish. • Then I'd look at the fields of beans, glossy in the moonlight, hanging fat and glossy. • There was a stack of glossy magazines on the coffee table. • Film critics are calling the movie a glossy melodrama. • She stroked the horse's long glossy neck. • Look for well-cleaned birds with glossy skin. glossy glossy 2 noun ( plural glossies ) [countable usually plural ] 1 ( also glossy magazine ) British English TCN a magazine that is printed on good-quality shiny paper, usually with lots of colour pictures 2 TCP a photograph printed on shiny paper Examples from the Corpus glossy • an 8" by 10" glossy of Frank Sinatra • We've seen her golden smile on the cover of Tatler and her figure in dozens of fashion glossies.