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Meaning of “smoothly” in the English Dictionary

"smoothly" in British English

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smoothlyadverb

uk   us   /ˈsmuːð.li/
B2 easily and without ​interruption or ​difficulty: The ​road was ​blocked for two ​hours after the ​accident, but ​traffic is now flowing smoothly again. Lead is ​added to ​fuel to make ​carengines run more smoothly. The pregnancy's gone very smoothly so ​far. If all goes smoothly, we should ​arrive by nine o'clock.C2 without any ​suddenmovements or ​changes: I ​drove through the ​gates, which ​closed smoothly behind me.
(Definition of smoothly from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"smoothly" in American English

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smoothlyadverb

 us   /ˈsmuð·li/
easily and without ​interruption or ​difficulty: Oil is used to make the ​parts of a ​machine move smoothly when they ​rub together. It’s ​nice to ​work in such a smoothly ​runoffice.
(Definition of smoothly from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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