Meaning of SMOOTH in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ smu:ð ]

( smoother, smoothest, smooths, smoothing, smoothed)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.


A smooth surface has no roughness, lumps, or holes.

...a rich cream that keeps skin soft and smooth.

...a smooth surface such as glass...

The flagstones beneath their feet were worn smooth by centuries of use.

≠ rough



A smooth liquid or mixture has been mixed well so that it has no lumps.

Continue whisking until the mixture looks smooth and creamy...

≠ lumpy



If you describe a drink such as wine, whisky, or coffee as smooth , you mean that it is not bitter and is pleasant to drink.

This makes the whiskeys much smoother.

≠ rough, harsh



A smooth line or movement has no sudden breaks or changes in direction or speed.

This exercise is done in one smooth motion.


• smooth‧ly

Make sure that you execute all movements smoothly and without jerking...

ADV : ADV with v


A smooth ride, flight, or sea crossing is very comfortable because there are no unpleasant movements.

The active suspension system gives the car a very smooth ride.

≠ bumpy, rough



You use smooth to describe something that is going well and is free of problems or trouble.

Political hopes for a swift and smooth transition to democracy have been dashed...


• smooth‧ly

So far, talks at GM have gone smoothly...

ADV : ADV with v


If you describe a man as smooth , you mean that he is extremely smart, confident, and polite, often in a way that you find rather unpleasant.

Twelve extremely good-looking, smooth young men have been picked as finalists...



If you smooth something, you move your hands over its surface to make it smooth and flat.

She stood up and smoothed down her frock...

Bardo smoothed his moustache.

VERB : V n with adv , V n

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