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  Definition of smooth
  1. the act of smoothing; "he gave his hair a quick smooth"
  2. (of surfaces) make shine; "shine the silver, please"; "polish my shoes"
  3. make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing; "smooth the surface of the wood"
  4. free from obstructions; "smooth the way towards peace negociations"
  5. without chinks or crannies
  6. lacking obstructions or difficulties; "the bill''s path through the legislature was smooth and orderly"
  7. smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication; "he was too politic to quarrel with so important a personage"; "the hostess averted a confrontation between two guests with a diplomatic change of subject"; "the manager pacified the custom
  8. smooth and unconstrained in movement; "a long, smooth stride"; "the fluid motion of a cat"; "the liquid grace of a ballerina"; "liquid prose"
  9. having a surface free from roughness or bumps or ridges or irregularities; "smooth skin"; "a smooth tabletop"; "smooth fabric"; "a smooth road"; "water as smooth as a mirror"
  10. not marked with wrinkles; "unwrinkled cheeks"
  11. of the margin of a leaf shape; not broken up into teeth
  12. without breaks between notes; smooth and connected; "a legato passage"
Similar Words: polish, smoothen, shine, smooth out, uncrannied, politic, suave, flowing, fluent, fluid, liquid, unwrinkled, legato

 

See Also: gloss over, skate over, smooth over, slur over, skimp over, even, fine, ironed, slippery, slippy, simple, unsubdivided, compound

 

Hyponyms: Simonize, Simonise, slick, sleek, buff, burnish, furbish, flush, gloss, strip, launch, rake, plane, float, sandpaper, sand, sandblast, file

 

Entailments: rub

 

Derivational Morphology: smoothen, shining, polishing, polish, gloss, glossiness, burnish, buffer, polisher, drum sander, electric sander, sander, smoother

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 平滑   Dutch: glad  
Finnish: sileä   French: lisse  
German: glatt   Hebrew: חלק  
Hungarian: sima   Irish: caoin  
Italian: liscio   Japanese: 滑らか  
Korean: 매끄러운   Portuguese: liso  
Russian: гладкий   Spanish: liso  
Swedish: jämn   Telugu: నున్నటి  
Turkish: pürüzsüz  
 
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