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An example use of gloss in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… um and continues to just gloss over his …”
Gloss is a thin layer of transparent material that is applied to the surface of a painting, sculpture, or other work of art to enhance its appearance.
the word gloss occurs in english on average 5.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that gloss can be often used in the following areas:
1) communication, information, and media;
2) education, science, and technology;