Definitions of smooth

  1. smooth and unconstrained in movement; " a long, smooth stride"; " the fluid motion of a cat"; " the liquid grace of a ballerina"; " liquid prose"
  2. ( music) without breaks between notes; smooth and connected; " a legato passage"
  3. ( of surfaces) make shine; " shine the silver, please"; " polish my shoes"
  4. smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication; " he was too politic to quarrel with so important a personage"; " the hostess averted a confrontation between two guests with a diplomatic change of subject"; " the manager pacified the customer with a smooth apology for the error"; " affable, suave, moderate men... smugly convinced of their respectability" - Ezra Pound
  5. free from obstructions; " smooth the way towards peace negociations"
  6. the act of smoothing; " he gave is hair a quick smooth"
  7. without chinks or crannies
  8. lacking obstructions or difficulties; " the bill's path through the legislature was smooth and orderly"
  9. 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"
  10. not marked with wrinkles; " unwrinkled cheeks"
  11. ( botany) of the margin of a leaf shape; not broken up into teeth
  12. make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing; " smooth the surface of the wood"
  13. the act of smoothing; " he gave his hair a quick smooth"
  14. of the margin of a leaf shape; not broken up into teeth
  15. without breaks between notes; smooth and connected; " a legato passage"
  16. 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.
  17. Gently flowing; moving equably; not ruffled or obstructed; as, a smooth stream.
  18. Flowing or uttered without check, obstruction, or hesitation; not harsh; voluble; even; fluent.
  19. Bland; mild; smoothing; fattering.
  20. Causing no resistance to a body sliding along its surface; frictionless.
  21. Smoothly.
  22. The act of making smooth; a stroke which smooths.
  23. That which is smooth; the smooth part of anything.
  24. 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.
  25. To free from obstruction; to make easy.
  26. To free from harshness; to make flowing.
  27. To palliate; to gloze; as, to smooth over a fault.
  28. To give a smooth or calm appearance to.
  29. To ease; to regulate.
  30. To flatter; to use blandishment.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. Smoothness.
  34. Having an even surface: not rough: evenly spread: glossy: gently flowing: easy: regular: unobstructed: bland: mild.
  35. To make smooth: to palliate: to soften: to calm: to ease.
  36. ( B.) The smooth part.
  37. Having an even surface; flowing gently; bland.
  38. To make smooth; palliate; calm.
  39. To make smooth; soften; extenuate.
  40. Having a surface without irregularities; not rough; calm and unruffled; bland.
  41. Having an even surface; not rough; glossy; gently flowing; not ruffled; bland in manners; mild; flattering.
  42. The smooth part of a thing.
  43. To make smooth; to make easy; to make flowing; to palliate; to calm; to ease; to flatter.
  44. Having an even or level surface; not rough; sleek; glossy; that flows without stops or difficulty; bland; not harsh; insinuating.
  45. A part free from roughness.

Usage examples for smooth

  1. 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
  2. Hold it still while I make it smooth again! – Delilah of the Snows by Harold Bindloss
  3. 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
  4. Then it would smooth out, and run like oil. – The Last of the Plainsmen by Zane Grey
  5. Your face is as smooth as a girl's, Pete. – Snow-Blind by Katharine Newlin Burt
  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. 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
  8. Her warm, smooth hands he found very charming to watch. – Poor, Dear Margaret Kirby and Other Stories by Kathleen Norris
  9. The steep slope below the neck was smooth and for a time they made progress. – Northwest! by Harold Bindloss
  10. The course of true love had not run smooth that afternoon. – A Tale of a Lonely Parish by F. Marion Crawford
  11. He had smooth dark hair, and carried his head thrown rather back from the neck. – Roden's Corner by Henry Seton Merriman
  12. I suppose it's because your hair's so smooth – Moor Fires by E. H. (Emily Hilda) Young
  13. 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
  14. As a matter of fact, the capillaries of the brain are wanting in nerves and smooth muscle fibers. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  15. All seems smooth and easy; where is the obstacle? – Emily Brontë by A. Mary F. (Agnes Mary Frances) Robinson
  16. 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
  17. Wouldn't you say the sea was fairly smooth – The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  18. As Brandon looked he saw two vessels upon the smooth surface of the sea. – Cord and Creese by James de Mille
  19. 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