1. [ adjective ] (of paper and fabric and leather) having a surface made smooth and glossy especially by pressing between rollers
Synonyms: calendered

"calendered paper" "a dress of glossy sateen"

Related terms: glazed
2. [ adjective ] having a smooth, gleaming surface
Synonyms: silky slick sleek silken satiny silklike satin

"glossy auburn hair" "satiny gardenia petals" "sleek black fur" "silken eyelashes" "silky skin" "a silklike fabric" "slick seals and otters"

Related terms: smooth
3. [ adjective ] reflecting light
Synonyms: shiny glistening shining sheeny lustrous

"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"

Related terms: bright
Similar spelling:   gloss