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[smooth -shey-vuh n] /ˈsmuðˈʃeɪ vən/
having the beard and mustache shaved off; clean-shaven.
Origin of smooth-shaven
First recorded in 1625-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • His face was smooth-shaven, with wrinkles at the corners of the eyes and mouth.

    Shavings Joseph C. Lincoln
  • He was smooth-shaven, which made him seem younger than I knew him to be.

    The Plum Tree David Graham Phillips
  • He was smooth-shaven and his scanty hair was as white as the driven snow.

  • He was as spruce and trim, and alert and smooth-shaven as only a night clerk can be after a night's vigil.

    Americans All Various
  • She also noticed that he was smooth-shaven, good looking, and young, but nothing more.

    Sister Carrie Theodore Dreiser
  • He was smooth-shaven, with black, wavy hair, reaching his shoulders.

    The Girl in the Golden Atom

    Raymond King Cummings
  • smooth-shaven, with a mouth slack-lipped, and small black eyes.

    Tarrano the Conqueror Raymond King Cummings
  • The face was smooth-shaven, deeply lined and burnt to a dull brown.

    Frontier Boys on the Coast Capt. Wyn Roosevelt
  • He has a smooth-shaven, quasi-clerical face and goggle eyes.

    The Immortal Alphonse Daudet
  • Their hair did not thin as it turned gray, their smooth-shaven faces did not wrinkle.

    Atlantic Narratives Mary Antin

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