Definition of Gloss


  • 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"
  • the property of being smooth and shiny
  • an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge
    usually published as an appendix to a text on that field
  • an explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text


  • give a deceptive explanation or excuse for
    "color a lie"
  • provide an interlinear translation of a word or phrase
  • provide interlinear explanations for words or phrases
    "He annotated on what his teacher had written"
  • give a shine or gloss to, usually by rubbing
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

Word games points for the Gloss

  • Scrabble® score of the gloss (6)
  • Word Chums® score of the gloss (8)
  • Words With Friends® score of the gloss (8)

Unscramble gloss

18 unscramble word found using the letters gloss.

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