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Smooth meaning

smooth - 19 dictionary results

  1. 1. the act of smoothing; " he gave his hair a quick smooth"
  2. 2. of the margin of a leaf shape; not broken up into teeth
  3. 3. without breaks between notes; smooth and connected; " a legato passage"
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. Gently flowing; moving equably; not ruffled or obstructed; as, a smooth stream.
  6. 6. Flowing or uttered without check, obstruction, or hesitation; not harsh; voluble; even; fluent.
  7. 7. Bland; mild; smoothing; fattering.
  8. 8. Causing no resistance to a body sliding along its surface; frictionless.
  9. 9. Smoothly.
  10. 10. That which is smooth; the smooth part of anything.
  11. 11. 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.
  12. 12. To free from obstruction; to make easy.
  13. 13. To free from harshness; to make flowing.
  14. 14. To palliate; to gloze; as, to smooth over a fault.
  15. 15. To give a smooth or calm appearance to.
  16. 16. To ease; to regulate.
  17. 17. To flatter; to use blandishment.
  18. 18. Having an even surface; flowing gently; bland.
  19. 19. To make smooth; palliate; calm.

smooth - examples of usage

  1. And nowadays, when, as you mention, things run smooth and I know I've much to be thankful for, the doubt holds firm. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  2. " That wheel was ferry smooth- with a sharp gorner. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
  3. A swift watched them from the top of a smooth rock, motionless so long as they could see. - "Brand Blotters", William MacLeod Raine.
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