Smooth meaning

smo͝oth
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.

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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.

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Delicately pleasing to the ear; not harsh or grating.

A smooth voice.

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Ingratiatingly polite and agreeable.

Known for his smooth remarks.

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Having no obstructions or difficulties.

A smooth operation; a smooth trip.

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In a smooth manner.
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Easy-going; serene.

A smooth temperament.

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Not sharp or bitter in taste.

A smooth wine.

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To make (something) even, level, or unwrinkled.

Smoothed the fabric with an iron.

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To rid of obstructions, hindrances, or difficulties.

A real estate agent who smoothed the process of applying for a mortgage.

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To soothe or tranquilize; make calm.

The president tried to smooth over the hurt feelings of the disputing factions.

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To cause to appear less harsh or severe than is the case.

Don't try to smooth over their faults.

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To become smooth.
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The act of smoothing.
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A smooth surface or part.
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Having an even consistency; without lumps.

A smooth paste.

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Even, calm, or gentle in flow or movement.

A smooth voyage.

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Free from interruptions, obstacles, difficulties, etc.

Smooth progress.

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Not easily agitated or ruffled; calm; serene.

A smooth temper.

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Free from hair, beard, etc.
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Pleasing to the taste; not sharp or harsh; bland.
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Having an easy, gentle, flowing rhythm or sound.
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Suave, polished, or ingratiating, esp. in a flattering, insincere way.
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Polished; competent.

A smooth dancer.

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Very pleasant, attractive, or enjoyable.
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Having relatively little friction.
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Articulated without aspiration.
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To make level or even.
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To remove the lumps from.
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To remove wrinkles from by pressing.
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To free from interruptions, difficulties, etc.; make easy.
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To make calm or serene; soothe.
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To make less crude; polish or refine.
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To become smooth.
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Something smooth; smooth part.
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An act of smoothing.
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Having a texture that lacks friction. Not rough.
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Without difficulty, problems, or unexpected consequences or incidents.

We hope for a smooth transition to the new system.

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Flowing or uttered without check, obstruction, or hesitation; not harsh; fluent.
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(of a person) Suave; sophisticated.
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(of an action) Natural; unconstrained.
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(of a motion) Unbroken.
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(chiefly of water) Placid, calm.
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(of food or drink) Not grainy; having an even texture.
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(of a beverage) Having a pleasantly rounded flavor; neither rough nor astringent.
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(mathematics, of a function) Having derivatives of all finite orders at all points within the function's domain.
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(linguistics, classical studies, of a vowel) Lacking marked aspiration.
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Something that is smooth, or that goes smoothly and easily.
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A smoothing action.

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A domestic animal having a smooth coat.
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A member of an anti-hippie fashion movement in 1970s Britain.
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(statistics) The analysis obtained through a smoothing procedure.
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To make smooth or even.
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(statistics, image processing, digital audio) To capture important patterns in the data, while leaving out noise.
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smooth away
  • To remove (difficulties, obstacles, etc.).
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smooth down
  • To make or become smooth, or even, level, calm, etc.
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smooth over
  • To relieve or resolve the tension in (a conflict or situation).
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

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 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").

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