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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. 2017.
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  • But there was no smile on the smooth-shaven, clear-cut face of the young Southerner.

    The heart of happy hollow Paul Laurence Dunbar
  • He was smooth-shaven and his scanty hair was as white as the driven snow.

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

    Sister Carrie Theodore Dreiser
  • 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
  • He was big, broad-shouldered, fair-haired and as smooth-shaven as any bullfighter.

    The Wolf Cub Patrick Casey
  • He was smooth-shaven, with black, wavy hair, reaching his shoulders.

    The Girl in the Golden Atom Raymond King Cummings
  • An irrepressible gaiety exuded from this sanguine, smooth-shaven face, blue from the razor.

    L-bas J. K. Huysmans
  • His face was smooth-shaven, with wrinkles at the corners of the eyes and mouth.

    Shavings Joseph C. Lincoln
  • The man was elderly, fine-looking, and smooth-shaven except for a heavy white mustache.

    "Forward, March" Kirk Munroe
  • smooth-shaven, with a mouth slack-lipped, and small black eyes.

    Tarrano the Conqueror Raymond King Cummings

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