AskDefine | Define glassy

Dictionary Definition

glassy adj
1 resembling glass in smoothness and shininess and slickness; "the glassy surface of the lake"; "the pavement was...glassy with water"- Willa Cather
2 used of eyes lacking liveliness; "empty eyes"; "a glassy stare"; "his eyes were glazed over with boredom" [syn: glazed]
3 (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" [syn: vitreous, vitrified] [also: glassiest, glassier]

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  1. Of or like glass, in particular smooth and (partly) reflective.
  2. expressionless
  3. Absence of any chop on the water, making it smooth like glass. Swell creating breaking waves may still be present (hopefully), glassy refers just to the absence of surface chop, not to complete flatness.

Usage notes

The comparitive and superlative are not much used. For the surfing sense they're not used (conditions are either glassy or not).

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