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noun gloss pronunciation in British English /ɡlɒs/
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    [countable] a short explanation of what something means
    Some of the very technical words will need a gloss.
    1. a.
      a way of describing something that makes it seem better than it really is
      put a gloss on something: Both sides attempted to put the best possible gloss on the agreement.
    2. b.
      the way in which someone understands or explains something
      The newspapers all gave their own gloss on the president’s offer.


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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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