Definitions for smooth

Definitions for (noun) smooth

Main entry: smooth

Definition: the act of smoothing

Usage: he gave his hair a quick smooth

Definitions for (verb) smooth

Main entry: smooth, smoothen, shine, polish

Definition: make (a surface) shine

Usage: shine the silver, please; polish my shoes

Main entry: smooth, smoothen

Definition: make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing

Usage: smooth the surface of the wood

Main entry: smooth, smooth out

Definition: free from obstructions

Usage: smooth the way towards peace negotiations

Definitions for (adj) smooth

Main entry: still, tranquil, smooth, quiet, placid, unruffled

Definition: (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves

Usage: a ribbon of sand between the angry sea and the placid bay; the quiet waters of a lagoon; a lake of tranquil blue water reflecting a tranquil blue sky; a smooth channel crossing; scarcely a ripple on the still water; unruffled water

Main entry: smooth

Definition: lacking obstructions or difficulties

Usage: the bill's path through the legislature was smooth and orderly

Main entry: suave, bland, politic, smooth

Definition: smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication

Usage: he was too politic to quarrel with so important a personage; the manager pacified the customer with a smooth apology for the error

Main entry: fluent, fluid, smooth, liquid

Definition: smooth and unconstrained in movement

Usage: a long, smooth stride; the fluid motion of a cat; the liquid grace of a ballerina

Main entry: smooth

Definition: having a surface free from roughness or bumps or ridges or irregularities

Usage: smooth skin; a smooth tabletop; smooth fabric; a smooth road; water as smooth as a mirror

Main entry: smooth

Definition: of motion that runs or flows or proceeds without jolts or turbulence

Usage: a smooth ride

Main entry: smooth

Definition: of the margin of a leaf shape; not broken up into teeth

Main entry: smooth, legato

Definition: (music) without breaks between notes; smooth and connected

Usage: a legato passage

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