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 smooth smooth

adj

  • ( ) having a surface free from roughness or bumps or ridges or irregularities  ( smooth )
    having a surface free from roughness or bumps or ridges or irregularities
     smooth skin
    smooth skin
     a smooth tabletop
    a smooth tabletop
     smooth fabric
    smooth fabric
     a smooth road
    a smooth road
     water as smooth as a mirror
    water as smooth as a mirror
  • ( ) of the margin of a leaf shape; not broken up into teeth  ( smooth )
    of the margin of a leaf shape; not broken up into teeth
  • of motion that runs or flows or proceeds without jolts or turbulence  ( smooth )
    of motion that runs or flows or proceeds without jolts or turbulence
     a smooth ride
    a smooth ride
  • (music) without breaks between notes; smooth and connected  ( legato, smooth )
    (music) without breaks between notes; smooth and connected
     a legato passage
    a legato passage
  • noun

  • the act of smoothing  ( smooth )
    the act of smoothing
     he gave his hair a quick smooth
    he gave his hair a quick smooth
  • adj

  • ( ) smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication  ( bland, politic, smooth, suave )
    smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication
     he was too politic to quarrel with so important a personage
    he was too politic to quarrel with so important a personage
     the manager pacified the customer with a smooth apology for the error
    the manager pacified the customer with a smooth apology for the error
  • ( ) smooth and unconstrained in movement  ( fluent, fluid, liquid, smooth )
    smooth and unconstrained in movement
     a long, smooth stride
    a long, smooth stride
     the fluid motion of a cat
    the fluid motion of a cat
     the liquid grace of a ballerina
    the liquid grace of a ballerina
  • (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves  ( placid, quiet, smooth, still, tranquil, unruffled )
    (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves
     a ribbon of sand between the angry sea and the placid bay
    a ribbon of sand between the angry sea and the placid bay
     the quiet waters of a lagoon
    the quiet waters of a lagoon
     a lake of tranquil blue water reflecting a tranquil blue sky
    a lake of tranquil blue water reflecting a tranquil blue sky
     a smooth channel crossing
    a smooth channel crossing
     scarcely a ripple on the still water
    scarcely a ripple on the still water
     unruffled water
    unruffled water
  • lacking obstructions or difficulties  ( smooth )
    lacking obstructions or difficulties
     the bill's path through the legislature was smooth and orderly
    the bill's path through the legislature was smooth and orderly
  • verb

  • ( ) make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing  ( smooth, smoothen )
    make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing
     smooth the surface of the wood
    smooth the surface of the wood
  • ( ) make (a surface) shine  ( polish, shine, smooth, smoothen )
    make (a surface) shine
     shine the silver, please
    shine the silver, please
     polish my shoes
    polish my shoes
  • free from obstructions  ( smooth, smooth out )
    free from obstructions
     smooth the way towards peace negotiations
    smooth the way towards peace negotiations


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