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Definition of "smooth" []

  • Having a surface free from irregularities, roughness, or projections; even. See Synonyms at level. (adjective)
  • Having a fine texture: a smooth fabric. (adjective)
  • Free from hair, whiskers, or stubble: felt his smooth cheek after the close shave. (adjective)
  • Having a short dense flat coat. Used of dogs. (adjective)
  • Having an even consistency: a smooth pudding. (adjective)
  • Resting in the same plane; without bends or irregularities (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Silky to the touch (adjective)
  • Lacking roughness of surface; flat (adjective)
  • Tranquil or unruffled (adjective)
  • Lacking obstructions or difficulties (adjective)
  • Suave or persuasive, esp as suggestive of insincerity (adjective)
  • (in combination) (adjective)
  • (of the skin) free from hair (adjective)
  • Of uniform consistency (adjective)
  • Not erratic; free from jolts (adjective)
  • Not harsh or astringent (adjective)
  • Having all projections worn away (adjective)
  • (of a curve) differentiable at every point (adjective)
  • Without preliminary or simultaneous aspiration (adjective)
  • Gentle to the ear; flowing (adjective)
  • (of a plane, surface, etc) regarded as being frictionless (adjective)
  • In a calm or even manner; smoothly (adverb)
  • To make or become flattened or without roughness or obstructions (verb)
  • To take or rub (away) in order to make smooth (verb)
  • To make calm; soothe (verb)
  • To make easier (verb)
  • To remove alternating current ripple from the output of a direct current power supply (verb)
  • To make more polished or refined (verb)
  • The smooth part of something (noun)
  • The act of smoothing (noun)
  • The side of a racket on which the binding strings form a continuous line (noun)

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Use "smooth" in a sentence
  • "I remember rightly, all her prizes were won in light winds or smooth water; and though I do not believe we could do anything with her in a staggering whole-sail breeze in _smooth_ water, I fancy we could give a good account of her in a Channel match."
  • "As he scrambles to his feet, all his Latin smooth is gone."
  • "When the term smooth is used in this sense, Smith said it means there is very little on the slope that will act to anchor the snow in place, like trees and rocks."