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Definitions of smooth

  1. ( music) without breaks between notes; smooth and connected; " a legato passage"
  2. ( of surfaces) make shine; " shine the silver, please"; " polish my shoes"
  3. free from obstructions; " smooth the way towards peace negociations"
  4. the act of smoothing; " he gave is hair a quick smooth"
  5. without chinks or crannies
  6. lacking obstructions or difficulties; " the bill's path through the legislature was smooth and orderly"
  7. 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"
  8. not marked with wrinkles; " unwrinkled cheeks"
  9. ( botany) of the margin of a leaf shape; not broken up into teeth
  10. the act of smoothing; " he gave his hair a quick smooth"
  11. of the margin of a leaf shape; not broken up into teeth
  12. without breaks between notes; smooth and connected; " a legato passage"
  13. Having an even surface, or a surface so even that no roughness or points can be perceived by the touch; not rough; as, smooth glass; smooth porcelain.
  14. Flowing or uttered without check, obstruction, or hesitation; not harsh; voluble; even; fluent.
  15. Bland; mild; smoothing; fattering.
  16. Causing no resistance to a body sliding along its surface; frictionless.
  17. Smoothly.
  18. The act of making smooth; a stroke which smooths.
  19. That which is smooth; the smooth part of anything.
  20. To make smooth; to make even on the surface by any means; as, to smooth a board with a plane; to smooth cloth with an iron.
  21. To free from obstruction; to make easy.
  22. To free from harshness; to make flowing.
  23. To palliate; to gloze; as, to smooth over a fault.
  24. To give a smooth or calm appearance to.
  25. To ease; to regulate.
  26. To flatter; to use blandishment.
  27. Not rough; even in surface or texture; perfectly blended; gently flowing; as, a smooth river; glossy; unruffled; tending to calm or soothe ruffled feelings; flattering; as, to win by smooth words; easy and eloquent, as in speech or manner; steady in motion; without hair, especially on the face.
  28. To remove roughness from; to make even, steady, or calm; to soothe, as the feelings; to take away harshness from; to make light of; as, to smooth over an offense; to make pleasant by soft words; to remove, as difficulties or hindrances: with away.
  29. Smoothness.
  30. Having an even surface: not rough: evenly spread: glossy: gently flowing: easy: regular: unobstructed: bland: mild.
  31. To make smooth: to palliate: to soften: to calm: to ease.
  32. ( B.) The smooth part.
  33. Having an even surface; flowing gently; bland.
  34. To make smooth; palliate; calm.
  35. To make smooth; soften; extenuate.
  36. Having a surface without irregularities; not rough; calm and unruffled; bland.
  37. Having an even surface; not rough; glossy; gently flowing; not ruffled; bland in manners; mild; flattering.
  38. The smooth part of a thing.
  39. To make smooth; to make easy; to make flowing; to palliate; to calm; to ease; to flatter.
  40. Having an even or level surface; not rough; sleek; glossy; that flows without stops or difficulty; bland; not harsh; insinuating.
  41. A part free from roughness.

Usage examples for smooth

  1. Then it would smooth out, and run like oil. – The Last of the Plainsmen by Zane Grey
  2. As Brandon looked he saw two vessels upon the smooth surface of the sea. – Cord and Creese by James de Mille
  3. The course of true love had not run smooth that afternoon. – A Tale of a Lonely Parish by F. Marion Crawford
  4. It was quite impossible to cut the stone so as to give a smooth surface. – Castles and Cave Dwellings of Europe by Sabine Baring-Gould
  5. You've just come out of the bath, and your skin is so smooth and nice that it makes me feel good just to touch it." – The White Knight: Tirant lo Blanc by Joanot Martorell and Marti Johan d'Galba
  6. There's only one part of my travel that I want to forget and that's the one smooth bit. – The Branding Iron by Katharine Newlin Burt
  7. Your face is as smooth as a girl's, Pete. – Snow-Blind by Katharine Newlin Burt
  8. She had made up her mind that everything was smooth and settled now, and it seemed to me that I had worried her and that she had worried herself enough. – A London Life; The Patagonia; The Liar; Mrs. Temperly by Henry James
  9. Hold it still while I make it smooth again! – Delilah of the Snows by Harold Bindloss
  10. He had smooth dark hair, and carried his head thrown rather back from the neck. – Roden's Corner by Henry Seton Merriman
  11. Wouldn't you say the sea was fairly smooth? – The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  12. Her warm, smooth hands he found very charming to watch. – Poor, Dear Margaret Kirby and Other Stories by Kathleen Norris
  13. As a matter of fact, the capillaries of the brain are wanting in nerves and smooth muscle fibers. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  14. I was shown the place it occupied, smooth like every part of the four walls and without mark. – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., Volume 9 And His Court and of The Regency by Duc de Saint-Simon
  15. The shell is very fine and smooth, and has a fair amount of gloss. – The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1 by Allan O. Hume
  16. I suppose it's because your hair's so smooth. – Moor Fires by E. H. (Emily Hilda) Young
  17. The steep slope below the neck was smooth and for a time they made progress. – Northwest! by Harold Bindloss
  18. All seems smooth and easy; where is the obstacle? – Emily Brontë by A. Mary F. (Agnes Mary Frances) Robinson
  19. Seeing what he is, in the water- power matter, I hoped I could smooth things by your getting next to him. – All-Wool Morrison by Holman Day
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