gloss1n1. lustre or sheen, as of a smooth surface2. a superficially attractive appearance…
to give a gloss to or obtain a gloss See also gloss over
gloss2n1. (Library Science & Bibliography) a short or expanded explanation or interpretation of a word, expression, or foreign phrase in the margin or text of a manuscript, etc.2. an intentionally misleading explanation or interpretation
The Mayor’s newsletter is glossy. The colours are glossy. The article on Lutz Becker is glossy.
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