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adjective as in polished, smooth

adjective as in expressionless, especially

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Example Sentences

Jani, a 4-foot plush giraffe, arrived on my doorstep in mid-July, her neck bent backwards so that she could fit in the FedEx box, her brown eyes glassy, as if still finding her bearings after a long journey at sea.

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The best part of having access to a small boat like a kayak is being out on the water with it—paddling through small waves just choppy enough to make the excursion feel like an adventure, or cruising across flat water that’s glassy and smooth.

The moment my plane touched down on the glassy water of Naknek Lake, I felt like my heart might burst out of my chest with excitement.

I waited in the cold until eventually Elías, crouched on his knees, began to pull out chunks of a dark glassy substance.

The pressure to churn out enough content to entertain millions of glassy-eyed hermits, coupled with the difficulty of safely producing said content, has meant an explosion in documentary series and foreign-language imports.

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Paddling across the glassy flat surface feels like sliding through warm butter.

From the street, it is an irregular glassy jewel jammed into the plaza, miniature in relation to the 105-story One World Trade.

Little Hossein was pale and his eyes looked glassy and expressionless.

She wears no make-up, her eyes are glassy, and her feverish cheeks are aglow.

The figure of the old man clutching the  violin and staring with glassy eyes into the dying fire would not away.

I took heart, approached him, and raised the head-cloth, which had fallen over a part of his face; two glassy eyes stared at me.

The canoe glided swiftly along, making the only ripples there were on the glassy surface of the bay.

David, terrified, lifted the half-closed eyelid of the youth: his eye was immovable, dull and glassy.

A light skiff, blue as the waters, was shooting across the glassy surface under a steady oar.


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On this page you'll find 56 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to glassy, such as: glazed, icy, shiny, sleek, burnished, and clear.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.