glaze vs sugarcoat what difference

what is difference between glaze and sugarcoat

English

Etymology

From Middle English glasen, from glas (glass) (Modern English glass), from Old English glæs, from Proto-Germanic *glasą. Related to glazen.

The noun is from the verb.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡleɪz/
  • Rhymes: -eɪz

Noun

glaze (countable and uncountable, plural glazes)

  1. (ceramics) The vitreous coating of pottery or porcelain; anything used as a coating or color in glazing. See glaze (transitive verb).
  2. A transparent or semi-transparent layer of paint.
  3. A smooth edible coating applied to food.
  4. (meteorology) A smooth coating of ice formed on objects due to the freezing of rain; glaze ice.
  5. Broth reduced by boiling to a gelatinous paste, and spread thinly over braised dishes.
  6. A glazing oven; glost oven.

Related terms

  • glass
  • glaze over
  • glazier
  • glazier’s fallacy
  • glazier’s points
  • glazier’s putty
  • glazing bar

Translations

Verb

glaze (third-person singular simple present glazes, present participle glazing, simple past and past participle glazed)

  1. (transitive) To install windows.
  2. (transitive, ceramics, painting) To apply a thin, transparent layer of coating.
  3. (intransitive) To become glazed or glassy.
  4. (intransitive) For eyes to take on an uninterested appearance.

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References

  • Krueger, Dennis (December 1982). “Why On Earth Do They Call It Throwing?” Studio Potter Vol. 11, Number 1.[1]

Anagrams

  • gazel

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɣlaː.zə/

Verb

glaze

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of glazen


English

Alternative forms

  • sugar coat
  • sugar-coat

Etymology

sugar +‎ coat; from the practice of coating medicinal tablets or pills with sugar in order to disguise their unpleasant taste

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈʃʊɡɚˌkoʊt/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈʃʊɡəˌkəʊt/
  • Hyphenation: sug‧ar‧coat

Verb

sugarcoat (third-person singular simple present sugarcoats, present participle sugarcoating, simple past and past participle sugarcoated)

  1. (transitive) To make superficially more attractive; to give a falsely pleasant appearance to.
    • There’s no way to sugarcoat the loss of the space shuttle; it was an unmitigated disaster.

Synonyms

  • gild
  • gild the pill
  • whitewash

Derived terms

  • sugar-coated, sugarcoated
  • sugar-coating, sugarcoating

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