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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)

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 "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."