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    smooth - Dictionary definition and meaning for word smooth

    Definition
    (noun) the act of smoothing
    Example Sentence
    • he gave his hair a quick smooth
    Definition
    (verb) make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing
    Synonyms : smoothen
    Example Sentence
    • smooth the surface of the wood
    Definition
    (verb) make (a surface) shine
    Synonyms : polish , shine , smoothen
    Example Sentence
    • shine the silver, please
    • polish my shoes
    Definition
    (verb) free from obstructions
    Synonyms : smooth out
    Example Sentence
    • smooth the way towards peace negotiations
    Definition
    (adj) having a surface free from roughness or bumps or ridges or irregularities
    Example Sentence
    • smooth skin
    • a smooth tabletop
    • smooth fabric
    • a smooth road
    • water as smooth as a mirror
    Definition
    (adj) smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication
    Synonyms : bland , politic , suave
    Example Sentence
    • he was too politic to quarrel with so important a personage
    • the manager pacified the customer with a smooth apology for the error
    Definition
    (adj) of the margin of a leaf shape; not broken up into teeth Definition
    (adj) smooth and unconstrained in movement
    Synonyms : fluent , fluid , liquid
    Example Sentence
    • a long, smooth stride
    • the fluid motion of a cat
    • the liquid grace of a ballerina
    Definition
    (adj) (music) without breaks between notes; smooth and connected
    Synonyms : legato
    Example Sentence
    • a legato passage
    Definition
    (adj) of motion that runs or flows or proceeds without jolts or turbulence
    Example Sentence
    • a smooth ride
    Definition
    (adj) lacking obstructions or difficulties
    Example Sentence
    • the bill's path through the legislature was smooth and orderly
    Definition
    (adj) (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves
    Synonyms : placid , quiet , still , tranquil , unruffled
    Example Sentence
    • a ribbon of sand between the angry sea and the placid bay
    • the quiet waters of a lagoon
    • a lake of tranquil blue water reflecting a tranquil blue sky
    • a smooth channel crossing
    • scarcely a ripple on the still water
    • unruffled water
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