Smooth - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |smuːð|  American pronunciation of the word smooth
Brit.  |smuːð|  British pronunciation of the word smooth


- the act of smoothing
he gave his hair a quick smooth


- make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing (syn: smoothen)
smooth the surface of the wood
- make (a surface) shine (syn: polish, shine, smoothen)
- free from obstructions
smooth the way towards peace negotiations


- smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication (syn: bland, politic, suave)
the manager pacified the customer with a smooth apology for the error
- smooth and unconstrained in movement (syn: fluent, fluid, liquid)
a long, smooth stride
- lacking obstructions or difficulties
the bill's path through the legislature was smooth and orderly
- (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves (syn: placid, quiet, still, tranquil, unruffled)
a smooth channel crossing

Extra examples

They groomed the ski trail so it was smooth.

The river rocks had been worn smooth by the water.

Whisk the flour into the gravy until it is smooth.

The milkshake was smooth and creamy.

With the aid of observers, the election process was a smooth one.

Our trip was smooth and uneventful.

She has a nice, smooth golf swing.

His new car has a smooth ride.

Our flight was very smooth.

He smoothed his tie and headed out the door.

The coin's date had been smoothed away over time.

Smooth the cream on after your shower.

Smooth the wax over the wood before polishing.

She smoothed on some moisturizer before she put on her makeup.

He smoothed ointment over the cut.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: smooth
he/she/it: smoothes
present participle: smoothing
past tense: smoothed
past participle: smoothed
comparative: smoother
superlative: smoothest
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