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Definition of "slick" []

  • Smooth, glossy, and slippery: sidewalks slick with ice. See Synonyms at sleek. (adjective)
  • Deftly executed; adroit: "as slick as a sonnet, but as dull as ditch water” ( Tallulah Bankhead). (adjective)
  • Shrewd; wily. (adjective)
  • Superficially attractive or plausible but lacking depth or soundness: a slick writing style. See Synonyms at glib. (adjective)
  • A smooth or slippery surface or area. (noun)

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 "slick" in a sentence
  • "People use the term "slick" as if it were something other than a positive thing, but in the singing of Ann Hampton Callaway, slickness, along with amazing time and wonderful chops, is a virtue."
  • "The average mako cruising into a slick is about 80 pounds, but adults occasionally show up."
  • "The old standards (Kill Dr. Lucky, Bring Me the Brain) are back in slick full color editions."