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smooth

 (smo͞oth)
adj. smooth·er, smooth·est
1.
a. Having a surface free from irregularities, roughness, or projections; even. See Synonyms at level.
b. Free from waves or disturbances; calm: The lake is smooth today.
2.
a. Free from hair, whiskers, or stubble: felt his smooth cheek after the close shave.
b. Having a short dense flat coat. Used of dogs.
3.
a. Having a fine texture: a smooth fabric.
b. Having an even consistency: a smooth pudding.
c. Having an even or gentle motion or movement: a smooth ride.
4. Having no obstructions or difficulties: a smooth operation; a smooth trip.
5. Easy-going; serene: a smooth temperament.
6. Not sharp or bitter in taste: a smooth wine.
7. Delicately pleasing to the ear; not harsh or grating: a smooth voice.
8. Ingratiatingly polite and agreeable: known for his smooth remarks.
v. smoothed, smooth·ing, smoothes
v.tr.
1. To make (something) even, level, or unwrinkled: smoothed the fabric with an iron.
2. To rid of obstructions, hindrances, or difficulties: a real estate agent who smoothed the process of applying for a mortgage.
3. To soothe or tranquilize; make calm: The president tried to smooth over the hurt feelings of the disputing factions.
4. To cause to appear less harsh or severe than is the case: Don't try to smooth over their faults.
v.intr.
To become smooth.
n.
1. The act of smoothing.
2. A smooth surface or part.

[Middle English smothe, from Old English smōth.]

smooth′er n.
smooth′ly adv.
smooth′ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.smoothly - with no problems or difficulties; "put the plans into effect quickly and smoothly"; "despite of some mishaps, everything went swimmingly"
2.smoothly - in a smooth and diplomatic manner; "`And now,' he said smoothly, `we will continue the conversation'"
Translations
بِنُعومَه، بِصورةٍ مَلْساء
hladce
let
glate
simán
mjúklega, snurîulaust
gladko
kolaycapürüzsüzcerahatça

smoothly

[ˈsmuːðlɪ] ADV
1. (= not jerkily) [drive, move, land, glide] → suavemente
2. (= with no trouble) everything went smoothlytodo fue muy bien, todo fue sobre ruedas
the move to the new house went off smoothlyla mudanza a la otra casa transcurrió sin contratiempos, todo fue sobre ruedas cuando nos mudamos a la otra casa
to run smoothly [engine] → funcionar muy bien; [event] → transcurrir sin contratiempos or complicaciones or problemas; [business, talks] → ir muy bien, marchar sobre ruedas
3. (pej) (= slickly) [speak, talk] → con mucha labia

smoothly

[ˈsmuːðli] adv (= easily) → facilement, sans difficulté(s)
to go smoothly → bien se passer
Everything went smoothly → Tout s'est bien passé.

smoothly

adv
shavesanft
land, change gearweich; driveruhig; fitgenau; to run smoothly (engine) → ruhig laufen
(= without problems) to go smoothlyglatt über die Bühne gehen; to run smoothly (event) → reibungslos verlaufen; smoothly running organizationreibungslos laufende Organisation
smoothly flowing proseflüssige Prosa; the music passes smoothly from one mood to anotherdie Musik fließt unmerklich von einer Stimmung in die andere über
talkschön; behaveaalglatt (pej); he handled the situation very smoothlyer hat die Lage sehr kühl gemeistert

smoothly

[ˈsmuːðlɪ] adv (easily) → liscio; (gently) → dolcemente; (move) → senza scosse; (talk) → in modo mellifluo
the engine is running smoothly → il motore non dà problemi
everything went smoothly → tutto andò liscio

smooth

(smuːð) adjective
1. having an even surface; not rough. Her skin is as smooth as satin.
2. without lumps. Mix the ingredients to a smooth paste.
3. (of movement) without breaks, stops or jolts. Did you have a smooth flight from New York?
4. without problems or difficulties. a smooth journey; His progress towards promotion was smooth and rapid.
5. (too) agreeable and pleasant in manner etc. I don't trust those smooth salesmen.
verb
1. (often with down, ~out etc) to make (something) smooth or flat. She tried to smooth the creases out.
2. (with into or over). to rub (a liquid substance etc) gently over (a surface): Smooth the moisturizing cream into/over your face and neck.
ˈsmoothen verb
to make smooth.
ˈsmoothly adverb
The plane landed smoothly; The meeting went very smoothly.
ˈsmoothness noun
References in classic literature ?
Then things went smoothly, for Don Pedro defied the world in a speech of two pages without a single break.
I opened the silk to tie it more smoothly, so it would not be such a lump in my pocket, and I made sure the map was inside.
Her black suit fitted her figure smoothly, and a black lace hat, with pale-blue forget-me-nots, sat demurely on her yellow hair.
In the centre of the smoothly swept back yard was a great bonfire.
First it runs smoothly, as if meaning to go down the descent as things were ordered; then it angles about and faces the shores; nor are there places wanting where it looks backward, as if unwilling to leave the wilderness, to mingle with the salt.
But here I can creep smoothly on the floor, and my shoulder just fits in that long smooch around the wall, so I cannot lose my way.
Her hair, partially silvered by age, was parted smoothly back from a high placid forehead, on which time had written no inscription, except peace on earth, good will to men, and beneath shone a large pair of clear, honest, loving brown eyes; you only needed to look straight into them, to feel that you saw to the bottom of a heart as good and true as ever throbbed in woman's bosom.
These nurseries of mine went smoothly and privately along undisturbed in their ob- scure country retreats, for nobody was allowed to come into their precincts without a special permit -- for I was afraid of the Church.
As we swam smoothly along between the enchanting shores, we fell to swapping notes about manners and customs in Germany and elsewhere.
Rebecca's own black locks were commonly pushed smoothly off her forehead, but on this occasion she formed what I must perforce call by its only name, a spit-curl, directly in the centre of her brow, an ornament which she was allowed to wear a very short time, only in fact till Hannah was able to call her mother's attention to it, when she was sent into the next room to remove it and to come back looking like a Christian.
Marianne's illness, though weakening in its kind, had not been long enough to make her recovery slow; and with youth, natural strength, and her mother's presence in aid, it proceeded so smoothly as to enable her to remove, within four days after the arrival of the latter, into Mrs.
The reel of silk has run smoothly enough so far; but I always knew there would come a knot and a puzzle: here it is.