glassy

glass|y [ˈgla:si US ˈglæsi] adj
1.) smooth and shining, like glass
the glassy surface of the lake
2.) glassy eyes show no feeling or understanding, and do not move

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  • Glassy — Glass y, a. 1. Made of glass; vitreous; as, a glassy substance. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. Resembling glass in its properties, as in smoothness, brittleness, or transparency; as, a glassy stream; a glassy surface; the glassy deep. [1913 Webster] 3 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • glassy — [adj1] polished, smooth burnished, clear, glazed, glazy, glossy, hyaline, hyaloid, icy, lustrous, shiny, sleek, slick, slippery, transparent, vitreous, vitric; concept 606 Ant. dull, rough, rugged, uneven glassy [adj2] expressionless, especially… …   New thesaurus

  • glassy — [glas′ē, gläs′ē] adj. glassier, glassiest [ME glasi] 1. like glass, as in smoothness or transparency 2. expressionless or lifeless [a glassy stare] glassily adv. glassiness n …   English World dictionary

  • glassy — late 14c., from GLASS (Cf. glass) + Y (Cf. y) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • glassy — ► ADJECTIVE (glassier, glassiest) 1) of or resembling glass. 2) (of a person s eyes or expression) showing no interest or animation. DERIVATIVES glassily adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • glassy — [[t]glɑ͟ːsi, glæ̱si[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If you describe something as glassy, you mean that it is very smooth and shiny, like glass. [WRITTEN] The water was glassy. ...glassy green pebbles. 2) ADJ GRADED If you describe someone s eyes or expression …   English dictionary

  • glassy — UK [ˈɡlɑːsɪ] / US [ˈɡlæsɪ] adjective Word forms glassy : adjective glassy comparative glassier superlative glassiest 1) showing no interest or emotion, for example because of illness or drugs a glassy stare 2) smooth and shiny like glass The… …   English dictionary

  • glassy — /ˈglasi/ (say glahsee) adjective (glassier, glassiest) 1. resembling glass, as in transparency, smoothness, etc. 2. (of a feature, expression, etc.) fixed and unresponsive: a glassy stare. 3. of the nature of glass; vitreous. –noun Also, glassey …   Australian English dictionary

  • glassy — glassily, adv. glassiness, n. /glas ee, glah see/, adj., glassier, glassiest, n., pl. glassies. adj. 1. resembling glass, as in transparency or smoothness. 2. expressionless; dull: glassy eyes; a glassy stare. 3. of the nature of glass; vitreous …   Universalium

  • glassy — glass|y [ glæsi ] adjective 1. ) smooth and shiny like glass: The water was green and glassy. 2. ) showing no interest or emotion, for example because of illness or drugs: a glassy stare …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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