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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 ?
"You will find life run quite smoothly, and I do not think that you will be troubled with me when you come back from America.
I excused myself for the present; I said it would take me three or four years yet to get things well fixed up and going smoothly; then I should be ready; all the chances were that at the end of that time Sir Sagramor would still be out grailing, so no valuable time would be lost by the postponement; I should then have been in office six or seven years, and I believed my system and machinery would be so well developed that I could take a holiday without its working any harm.
He saw that it was not all sitting still, floating smoothly; that one had to think too, not for an instant to forget where one was floating; and that there was water under one, and that one must row; and that his unaccustomed hands would be sore; and that it was only to look at it that was easy; but that doing it, though very delightful, was very difficult.
At present, nothing goes smoothly; the females of the family are united against me.
It reminds you of a placid rivulet, meandering smoothly through green pastures and shaded by pleasant trees, till at last it falls into the vasty sea; but the sea is so calm, so silent, so indifferent, that you are troubled suddenly by a vague uneasiness.
From him Malambruno stole him by his magic art, and he has him now in his possession, and makes use of him in his journeys which he constantly makes through different parts of the world; he is here to-day, to-morrow in France, and the next day in Potosi; and the best of it is the said horse neither eats nor sleeps nor wears out shoes, and goes at an ambling pace through the air without wings, so that he whom he has mounted upon him can carry a cup full of water in his hand without spilling a drop, so smoothly and easily does he go, for which reason the fair Magalona enjoyed riding him greatly."
Till noon we quietly sailed on, Yet never a breeze did breathe: Slowly and smoothly went the ship, Moved onward from beneath.
Everything, however, went on smoothly, and was finally settled according to Charlotte's first sketch.
Even in the best, most friendly and simplest relations of life, praise and commendation are essential, just as grease is necessary to wheels that they may run smoothly.
"Very good, sir," he said smoothly. "I'll do my best to finish the specifications before you return."
Simply to glance at that flaxen, smoothly brushed head, at the tuft of hair he combed up on his forehead and oiled with sunflower oil, at that dignified mouth, compressed into the shape of the letter V, made one feel one was confronting a man who never doubted of himself.
After the first jerk as I reached the end of the rope that had been paid out to let me fall below the pit's edge they lowered me quickly but smoothly. The moment before the plunge, while two or three of the men had been assisting in adjusting the rope about me, one of them had brought his mouth close to my cheek, and in the brief interval before I was cast into the forbidding hole he breathed a single word into my ear: