- The definition of smooth is even, flat and not rough.
- An example of smooth is a baby's skin.
- An example of smooth is a gravy with no lumps.
- Smooth is defined as to get rid of wrinkles, lumps or ridges in something.
An example of smooth is to iron a piece of clothing.
What can be smoother than this baby's skin?
- having an even or level surface; having no roughness or projections that can be seen or felt
- having its projections leveled by wear: a smooth tire
- having an even consistency; without lumps: a smooth paste
- even, calm, or gentle in flow or movement: a smooth voyage
- free from interruptions, obstacles, difficulties, etc.: smooth progress
- not easily agitated or ruffled; calm; serene: a smooth temper
- free from hair, beard, etc.
- pleasing to the taste; not sharp or harsh; bland
- having an easy, gentle, flowing rhythm or sound
- ☆ suave, polished, or ingratiating, esp. in a flattering, insincere way
- ☆ Informal polished; competent: a smooth dancer
- Slang very pleasant, attractive, or enjoyable
- Mech. having relatively little friction
- Phonet. articulated without aspiration
Origin of smoothMiddle English smothe ; from Old English smoth, for earlier smethe ; from Germanic an unverified form smanthi ; from Indo-European an unverified form som-, together ; from base an unverified form sem-, together, same
- to make level or even
- to remove the lumps from
- to remove wrinkles from by pressing
- to free from interruptions, difficulties, etc.; make easy
- to make calm or serene; soothe
- to make less crude; polish or refine
- something smooth; smooth part
- an act of smoothing
- a. Having a surface free from irregularities, roughness, or projections; even. See Synonyms at level.b. Free from waves or disturbances; calm: The lake is smooth today.
- a. Free from hair, whiskers, or stubble: felt his smooth cheek after the close shave.b. Having a short dense flat coat. Used of dogs.
- a. Having a fine texture: a smooth fabric.b. Having an even consistency: a smooth pudding.c. Having an even or gentle motion or movement: a smooth ride.
- Having no obstructions or difficulties: a smooth operation; a smooth trip.
- Easy-going; serene: a smooth temperament.
- Not sharp or bitter in taste: a smooth wine.
- Delicately pleasing to the ear; not harsh or grating: a smooth voice.
- Ingratiatingly polite and agreeable: known for his smooth remarks.
verbsmoothed, smooth·ing, smoothes
- To make (something) even, level, or unwrinkled: smoothed the fabric with an iron.
- To rid of obstructions, hindrances, or difficulties: a real estate agent who smoothed the process of applying for a mortgage.
- To soothe or tranquilize; make calm: The president tried to smooth over the hurt feelings of the disputing factions.
- To cause to appear less harsh or severe than is the case: Don't try to smooth over their faults.
- The act of smoothing.
- A smooth surface or part.
Origin of smoothMiddle English smothe, from Old English smōth.
(comparative smoother, superlative smoothest)
- Having a texture that lacks friction. Not rough.
- Without difficulty, problems, or unexpected consequences or incidents.
- We hope for a smooth transition to the new system.
- bland; glib
- Flowing or uttered without check, obstruction, or hesitation; not harsh; fluent.
- (of a person) suave; sophisticated
- (of an action) natural; unconstrained
- (of a motion) unbroken
- (chiefly of water) placid, calm.
- (of an edge) Lacking projections or indentations; not serrated.
- (of food or drink) Not grainy; having an even texture.
- (of a beverage) Having a pleasantly rounded flavor; neither rough nor astringent.
- (mathematics, of a function) Having derivatives of all finite orders at all points within the function’s domain.
- (linguistics, classical studies, of a vowel) Lacking marked aspiration.
(comparative smoother, superlative smoothest)
(third-person singular simple present smooths, present participle smoothing, simple past and past participle smoothed)
- To make smooth or even.
- To make straightforward.
- (statistics, image processing, digital audio) To capture important patterns in the data, while leaving out noise.
From Middle English smoothe, smothe, smethe, from Old English smōþ, smōþe (“smooth, serene, calm, unruffled”) and Old English smēþe (“smooth, polished, soft, without roughness or inequalities of surface, without discomfort or annoyance, suave, agreeable, avoiding offence, not irritating, not harsh, melodious, harmonious, lenitive”), both from Proto-Germanic *smanþaz, *smanþiz (“smooth, soft”), of unknown origin. Cognate with Scots smuith (“smooth”), Low German smode, smoede, smoe (“smooth”), Low German smödig (“smooth, malleable, ductile”).