smooth-spoken


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smooth-spoken

adj
speaking or spoken in a gently persuasive or competent manner
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.smooth-spoken - expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively; "able to dazzle with his facile tongue"; "silver speech"
articulate - expressing yourself easily or characterized by clear expressive language; "articulate speech"; "an articulate orator"; "articulate beings"

smooth-spoken

adjective
Fluently persuasive and forceful:
Translations

smooth-spoken

[ˈsmuːðˈspəʊkən] ADJ smooth-talking [ˈsmuːðˈtɔːkɪŋ] ADJafable (pej) → zalamero, meloso

smooth-spoken

[ˌsmuːðˈspəʊkn] smooth-tongued [ˌsmuːðˈtʌŋd] adjmellifluo/a
References in classic literature ?
He was always a villain, smooth-spoken and plausible, but a dangerous, subtle villain all the same.
I told the smooth-spoken gentleman from Scotland Yard so--Mr.
They said that there were two constables, in a town a little piece ahead, who would go in with 'em to get 'em taken up, and the young woman was to be taken before a judge; and one of the fellows, who is small and smooth-spoken, was to swear to her for his property, and get her delivered over to him to take south.