Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Characteristic of or resembling glass.
  • adjective Lifeless; expressionless.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Resembling or of the nature of glass; vitreous: as, a glassy substance.
  • Resembling glass in some quality, as smoothness, brittleness, transparency, or power of reflecting; hence, as applied to the eye or glance, having a fixed, unintelligent stare, as in idiocy, stupidity, spasm, terror, insanity, or death.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Made of glass; vitreous.
  • adjective Resembling glass in its properties, as in smoothness, brittleness, or transparency
  • adjective Dull; wanting life or fire; lackluster; -- said of the eyes.
  • adjective (Min.) a variety of orthoclase; sanidine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or like glass, in particular smooth and (somewhat) reflective.
  • adjective Dull, expressionless
  • adjective surfing Absence of any chop on the water, making it smooth like glass. Swell creating breaking waves may still be present, glassy doesn't imply complete flatness.
  • noun Ulster glass marble

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective resembling glass in smoothness and shininess and slickness
  • adjective (used of eyes) lacking liveliness
  • adjective (of ceramics) having the surface made shiny and nonporous by fusing a vitreous solution to it

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

glass +‎ -y

Examples

  • I placed the two halves under the broiler for a few seconds and they came out a bit warm covered in glassy, shiny sugar layer.

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  • It is too easy to become characterized as the glassy-eyed idealists who believe too much in the magic wonder herb when we supply targets that are so easily shot down.

    Russ Belville: 10 Lessons Learned from Marijuana Election Defeats

  • It is too easy to become characterized as the glassy-eyed idealists who believe too much in the magic wonder herb when we supply targets that are so easily shot down.

    Russ Belville: 10 Lessons Learned from Marijuana Election Defeats

  • It is too easy to become characterized as the glassy-eyed idealists who believe too much in the magic wonder herb when we supply targets that are so easily shot down.

    Russ Belville: 10 Lessons Learned from Marijuana Election Defeats

  • And if, at the end of this, you aren't crossing your eyes or skipping over these entries in glassy-eyed, polite boredom, I'll dig up the LUNA contracts for contrast.

    Contract questions

  • If the stream is narrow and brush-lined, or when the trout are lying in glassy shallow water close to the banks, I still prefer the upstream approach.

    The Downstream Dry Fly

  • It is too easy to become characterized as the glassy-eyed idealists who believe too much in the magic wonder herb when we supply targets that are so easily shot down.

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  • She actually did call glassy-eyed Governor Bill Owen of Colorado out on his RNC mandated stream of consiousness blather about "Aldrich Ames - Brooklyn bridge - Jamie Gorelick - known terrorists - protecting America - 9/11 - Clintoncarterdemocrats."

    Hullabaloo

  • She actually did call glassy-eyed Governor Bill Owen of Colorado out on his RNC mandated stream of consiousness blather about "Aldrich Ames - Brooklyn bridge - Jamie Gorelick - known terrorists - protecting America - 9/11 - Clintoncarterdemocrats."

    Hullabaloo

  • She actually did call glassy-eyed Governor Bill Owen of Colorado out on his RNC mandated stream of consiousness blather about "Aldrich Ames - Brooklyn bridge - Jamie Gorelick - known terrorists - protecting America - 9/11 - Clintoncarterdemocrats."

    Hullabaloo

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