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English definition of “smooth”

smooth

adjective
 
 
/smuːð/
SURFACE B1 having a regular surface that has no holes or lumps in it: soft, smooth skin a smooth wooden tableStraight, even and level
SUBSTANCE B1 A substance that is smooth has no lumps in it: Mix the butter and sugar together until smooth.Pleasant to eat or drink
MOVEMENT happening without any sudden movements or changes: The plane made a smooth landing.Straight, even and level
PROCESS happening without problems or difficulties: Her job is to help students make a smooth transition from high school to college.Easiness and simplicity
PERSON too polite and confident in a way that people do not trust: a smooth salesmanAffected and insincereConfidence and self-assuranceShowing arrogance and conceit
smoothness noun [U] → See also take the rough with the smooth
(Definition of smooth adjective from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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