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KK Pronunciation

〔 glɒs 〕


〔 ^lɒs 〕

Overview of noun gloss

The noun gloss has 4 senses

  • gloss, rubric -- (an explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text)

  • glossary, gloss -- (an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge; usually published as an appendix to a text on that field)

  • polish, gloss, glossiness, burnish -- (the property of being smooth and shiny)

  • semblance, gloss, color, colour -- (an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading; "he hoped his claims would have a semblance of authenticity"; "he tried to give his falsehood the gloss of moral sanction"; "the situation soon took on a different color")

Overview of verb gloss

The verb gloss has 4 senses

  • gloss -- (give a shine or gloss to, usually by rubbing)

  • gloss, comment, annotate -- (provide interlinear explanations for words or phrases; "He annotated on what his teacher had written")

  • gloss -- (provide an interlinear translation of a word or phrase)

  • color, colour, gloss -- (give a deceptive explanation or excuse for; "color a lie")