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Definition of "sleek" []

  • Smooth and lustrous as if polished; glossy: brushed her hair until it was sleek. (adjective)
  • Well-groomed and neatly tailored. (adjective)
  • Healthy or well-fed; thriving. (adjective)
  • Polished or smooth in manner, especially in an unctuous way; slick. (adjective)
  • To make sleek; slick: sleeked his hair with pomade. (verb-transitive)

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.

Use "sleek" in a sentence
  • "It was as thick as his forearm and covered in sleek, fine hair."
  • "The group did invest in sleek Apple computers and other technology to help them compete against larger ad agencies."
  • "Stephanie: You could have your morning cereal and coffee in sleek, matching Crate and Barrel tablewear."