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Dictionary definition for: Smooth

1. (n) the act of smoothing; "he gave his hair a quick smooth"

2. (v) make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing; "smooth the surface of the wood"

3. (a) having a surface free from roughness or bumps or ridges or irregularities; "smooth skin" "a smooth tabletop" "smooth fabric" "a smooth road" "water as smooth as a mirror"

4. (v) (of surfaces) make shine; "shine the silver, please" "polish my shoes"

5. (s) smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication; "he was too politic to quarrel with so important a personage" "the hostess averted a confrontation between two guests with a diplomatic change of subject" "the manager pacified the custom

6. (v) free from obstructions; "smooth the way towards peace negociations"

7. (a) of the margin of a leaf shape; not broken up into teeth

8. (s) not marked with wrinkles; "unwrinkled cheeks"

9. (s) smooth and unconstrained in movement; "a long, smooth stride" "the fluid motion of a cat" "the liquid grace of a ballerina" "liquid prose"

10. (a) without breaks between notes; smooth and connected; "a legato passage"

11. (a) without chinks or crannies

12. (s) lacking obstructions or difficulties; "the bill''s path through the legislature was smooth and orderly"

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