An example of smooth is to iron a piece of clothing.
An example of smooth is a baby's skin.
An example of smooth is a gravy with no lumps.
A smooth voice.
Known for his smooth remarks.
A smooth operation; a smooth trip.
A smooth temperament.
A smooth wine.
Smoothed the fabric with an iron.
A real estate agent who smoothed the process of applying for a mortgage.
The president tried to smooth over the hurt feelings of the disputing factions.
Don't try to smooth over their faults.
A smooth paste.
A smooth voyage.
A smooth temper.
A smooth dancer.
- To remove (difficulties, obstacles, etc.).
- To make or become smooth, or even, level, calm, etc.
- To relieve or resolve the tension in (a conflict or situation).
Origin of smooth
- Middle English smothe from Old English smōth
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English smoothe, smothe, smethe, from Old English smÅÃ¾, smÅÃ¾e (“smooth, serene, calm, unruffled") and Old English smÄ“Ã¾e (“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 *smanÃ¾az, *smanÃ¾iz (“smooth, soft"), of unknown origin. Cognate with Scots smuith (“smooth"), Low German smode, smoede, smoe (“smooth"), Low German smÃ¶dig (“smooth, malleable, ductile").