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ˈglæs i, ˈglɑ siglassy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. glassyadjective

    resembling glass in smoothness and shininess and slickness

    "the glassy surface of the lake"; "the pavement was...glassy with water"- Willa Cather

  2. glassy, glazedadjective

    (used of eyes) lacking liveliness

    "empty eyes"; "a glassy stare"; "his eyes were glazed over with boredom"

  3. glassy, vitreous, vitrifiedadjective

    (of ceramics) having the surface made shiny and nonporous by fusing a vitreous solution to it

    "glazed pottery"; "glassy porcelain"; "hard vitreous china used for plumbing fixtures"


  1. glassynoun

    glass marble

  2. glassyadjective

    Of or like glass, in particular smooth and (somewhat) reflective.

  3. glassyadjective

    Dull, expressionless

    Glassy eyes suggest a broken spirit

  4. glassyadjective

    Absence of any chop on the water, making it smooth like glass. Swell creating breaking waves may still be present, glassy doesn't imply complete flatness.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Glassyadjective

    Etymology: from glass.

    In the valley near mount Carmel in Judea there is a sand, which, of all others, hath most affinity with glass; insomuch as other minerals laid in it turn to a glassy substance. Francis Bacon.

    Man! proud man!
    Drest in a little brief authority,
    Most ignorant of what he’s most assur’d:
    His glassy essence, like an angry ape,
    Plays such fantastick tricks before high heav’n,
    As makes the angels weep. William Shakespeare, Meas. for Measure.

    There is a willow grows aslant a brook,
    That shews his hoary leaves in the glassy stream. William Shakespeare, Ham.

    The magnet attracteth the shining or glassy powder brought from the Indies, usually employed in writing-dust. Brown.

    Whose womb produc’d the glassy ice? Who bred
    The hoary frosts that fall on Winter’s head? George Sandys.

    A hundred sweep,
    With stretching oars, the glassy deep. John Dryden, Æn.


  1. glassy

    Glassy refers to a smooth, shiny, and translucent or transparent texture or quality that resembles or is characteristic of glass. It can be used to describe the appearance of various objects, materials or surfaces, or even certain physical states in geology or material science.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Glassyadjective

    made of glass; vitreous; as, a glassy substance

  2. Glassyadjective

    resembling glass in its properties, as in smoothness, brittleness, or transparency; as, a glassy stream; a glassy surface; the glassy deep

  3. Glassyadjective

    dull; wanting life or fire; lackluster; -- said of the eyes


  1. Glassy

    transparent; glass-like in appearance.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of glassy in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of glassy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of glassy in a Sentence

  1. Tom Scott of Bristol University:

    Studying... this glassy matrix tells us how available within the environment they are.

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