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1 gloss /ˈglɑːs/ noun
1 gloss
/ˈglɑːs/
noun
Learner's definition of GLOSS
[singular] : the brightness of a smooth and shiny surface
: an attractive quality or appearance that hides the way a person or thing really is
[noncount]
[singular]
[noncount] : a type of makeup that is used to add shine and often color to the lips
compare 3gloss
2 gloss /ˈglɑːs/ verb
glosses; glossed; glossing
2 gloss
/ˈglɑːs/
verb
glosses; glossed; glossing
Learner's definition of GLOSS

gloss over

[phrasal verb]
gloss over (something)
: to treat or describe (something, such as a serious problem or error) as if it were not important
compare 4gloss
3 gloss /ˈglɑːs/ noun
plural glosses
3 gloss
/ˈglɑːs/
noun
plural glosses
Learner's definition of GLOSS
[count]
: a brief explanation of the meaning of a word used in a text
compare 1gloss
4 gloss /ˈglɑːs/ verb
glosses; glossed; glossing
4 gloss
/ˈglɑːs/
verb
glosses; glossed; glossing
Learner's definition of GLOSS
[+ object]
: to give the meaning of (a word or phrase used in a text)
compare 2gloss
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