What is the meaning of smooth?


  • The act of smoothing.
    • usage: "he gave his hair a quick smooth"


  • Make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing.
    • usage: "smooth the surface of the wood"
  • Make (a surface) shine.
    • usage: "shine the silver, please"; "polish my shoes"
  • Free from obstructions.
    • usage: "smooth the way towards peace negotiations"


  • Having a surface free from roughness or bumps or ridges or irregularities.
    • usage: "smooth skin"; "a smooth tabletop"; "smooth fabric"; "a smooth road"; "water as smooth as a mirror"
  • Smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication.
    • usage: "he was too politic to quarrel with so important a personage"; "the manager pacified the customer with a smooth apology for the error"
  • Of the margin of a leaf shape; not broken up into teeth.
  • Smooth and unconstrained in movement.
    • usage: "a long, smooth stride"; "the fluid motion of a cat"; "the liquid grace of a ballerina"
  • Music) without breaks between notes; smooth and connected. (
    • usage: "a legato passage"
  • Of motion that runs or flows or proceeds without jolts or turbulence.
    • usage: "a smooth ride"
  • Lacking obstructions or difficulties.
    • usage: "the bill's path through the legislature was smooth and orderly"
  • Of a body of water. ( free from disturbance by heavy waves)
    • usage: "a ribbon of sand between the angry sea and the placid bay"; "the quiet waters of a lagoon"; "a lake of tranquil blue water reflecting a tranquil blue sky"; "a smooth channel crossing"; "scarcely a ripple on the still water"; "unruffled water"
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APAWordNet. (2010). smooth. Retrieved February 16, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/smooth/definitions/1183809
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "smooth" http://smartdefine.org/smooth/definitions/1183809 (accessed February 16, 2019).
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MLAWordNet. "smooth" 23 October 2010. Web. 16 February 2019. <http://smartdefine.org/smooth/definitions/1183809>
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