Shiny vs Glassy - What's the difference?

shiny | glassy |


As adjectives the difference between shiny and glassy

is that shiny is reflecting light while glassy is of or like glass, in particular smooth and (somewhat) reflective.

As nouns the difference between shiny and glassy

is that shiny is (informal) anything shiny; a trinket while glassy is (ulster) glass marble.

shiny

English

Adjective

(en-adj)
  • Reflecting light.
  • * :
  • Bender: Bite my shiny metal ass!
  • Emitting light.
  • (colloquial) Excellent; remarkable.
  • (obsolete) Bright; luminous; clear; unclouded.
  • * (rfdate) (Dryden)
  • Like distant thunder on a shiny day.
  • * The Lincolnshire Poacher (traditional song)
  • When I was bound apprentice in famous Lincolnshire
    Full well I served my master for nigh on seven years
    Till I took up to poaching as you shall quickly hear
    Oh, 'tis my delight on a shiny night in the season of the year.

    Derived terms

    * shininess

    Noun

    (shinies)
  • (informal) Anything shiny; a trinket.
  • glassy

    English

    Adjective

    (er)
  • Of or like glass, in particular smooth and (somewhat) reflective.
  • Dull, expressionless
  • ''Glassy eyes suggest a broken spirit
  • (surfing, of water, not comparable) Lacking any chop; smooth and mostly flat.
  • Derived terms

    * glassily * glassiness

    Noun

    (glassies)
  • (Ulster) glass marble
  • Alternative forms

    * glasser