glossy vs shiny what difference

what is difference between glossy and shiny

English

Etymology

gloss +‎ -y

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɡlɒsi/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɡlɔsi/
  • (cotcaught merger, Canada) IPA(key): /ˈɡlɑsi/
  • Rhymes: -ɒsi, -ɔːsi

Adjective

glossy (comparative glossier, superlative glossiest)

  1. Having a smooth, silk-like, reflective surface.

Antonyms

  • matte

Translations

Noun

glossy (plural glossies)

  1. (chiefly Britain, informal) A glossy magazine.
    The supermarket glossies are full of celebrity gossip and fad diets.
  2. (informal) A glossy photograph.
    • 2013, Stacy Zemon, The DJ Sales and Marketing Handbook
      Black and white 8- × 10-inch glossies are best, but 5- × 7-inch is okay too. Place photos on top of cardboard when mailing. Don’t tape or paper-clip because doing so can ruin the photo.
  3. (film, informal) A film depicting people with glamorous lifestyles.
    • 1959, Film Review (page 102)
      Anna Magnani has been making Hollywood glossies recently, so it was good to see her back again in a native Italian production, The Last Temptation, in which with great artistry and all her usual power she played a Nun who finds a woman’s and even a mother’s heart beating strongly beneath her ‘sister’s’ habit.
    • 1973, Films and Filming (volume 20, page 10)
      [] the first home-made guide to TV films by which is meant old films shown on the box, not those new Hollywood glossies made specially for it (though a guide there too would soon be welcome).


English

Etymology

shine +‎ -y

Pronunciation

  • enPR: shī’nē, IPA(key): /ˈʃaɪni/
  • Rhymes: -aɪni

Adjective

shiny (comparative shinier or more shiny, superlative shiniest or most shiny)

  1. Reflecting light.
    • Futurama:
      Bender: Bite my shiny metal ass!
  2. Emitting light.
  3. (colloquial) Excellent; remarkable.
  4. (obsolete) Bright; luminous; clear; unclouded.
    • The Lincolnshire Poacher (traditional song)
      When I was bound apprentice in famous Lincolnshire
      Full well I served my master for nigh on seven years
      Till I took up to poaching as you shall quickly hear
      Oh, ’tis my delight on a shiny night in the season of the year.

Derived terms

  • shininess

Translations

Noun

shiny (plural shinies)

  1. (informal) Anything shiny; a trinket.
  2. (slang) Contraction of disparaging term “shiny arses”, originating during World War Two, to describe a desk worker.[1]

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