glossy vs showy what difference

what is difference between glossy and showy

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

show +‎ -y

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃəʊ.i/
  • Rhymes: -əʊi
  • Homophone: showie

Adjective

showy (comparative showier, superlative showiest)

  1. (sometimes derogatory) Calling attention; flashy; standing out to the eye
  2. Making a striking or aesthetically pleasing display.
    showy flowers
Synonyms
  • Thesaurus:gaudy

Hyponyms

  • slutty

Derived terms

  • showiness

Translations

Anagrams

  • Whyos

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