A subjective measure of the shine or luster of a surface based on the amount of specular, or mirror-like, reflection of light. A material that reflects light well has a high gloss surface. Unwanted light reflection is usually called glare.
Synonyms and Related Terms
glossy; glossiness; shine; sheen; glare
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Boise Cascade Paper Group, The Paper Handbook, Boise Cascade, Portland OR, 1989
- Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982
- Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online, http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2000