- Shiny and well-groomed hair is an example of hair that would be described as sleek.
- A shiny new sports car with clean lines is an example of a car that would be described as sleek.
- smooth and shiny; glossy, as a highly polished surface, well-kept hair or fur, etc.
- of well-fed or well-groomed appearance: fat, sleek pigeons
- polished in speech and behavior, esp. in a specious way; unctuous
- highly fashionable, or stylish; elegant
Origin of sleekvariant, variety of slick, with Early Modern English vowel lengthening
- a. Smooth and lustrous as if polished; glossy: long, sleek, blond hair.b. In good health and having smooth or glossy hair, fur, or skin: a sleek hound.
- a. Able to or designed to move efficiently through air or water; streamlined: a sleek, luxurious sedan.b. Thin and elegant in design: “A pair of sleek minarets anchored the skyline” (Terence Ward).
- Polished or smooth in manner, especially in an unctuous way; slick: a sleek government official.
transitive verbsleeked, sleek·ing, sleeks
Origin of sleekVariant of slick.
(comparative sleeker, superlative sleekest)
(third-person singular simple present sleeks, present participle sleeking, simple past and past participle sleeked)
Late variant of slick.