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[smooth -tuhngd] /ˈsmuðˈtʌŋd/
fluent or convincing in speech; glib.
Origin of smooth-tongued
First recorded in 1585-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • "Miss Demarest is not here," announced that buxom and smooth-tongued woman.

    Room Number 3 Anna Katharine Green
  • We ain't as mealy-mouthed and as p'lite and as smooth-tongued as the moderns.

    One Of Them Charles James Lever
  • "It's all an imposition," is Mr. Lay's comment—but what a horde of smooth-tongued tricksters New England has to answer for!

  • Felix moved from group to group, solemn, yet smooth-tongued.

    Vayenne Percy Brebner
  • Iago's self, or his master, smooth-tongued Belial, could not have managed matters better.

    Heart Martin Farquhar Tupper
  • The charming and smooth-tongued Gondomar can hate, and can revenge, too.

  • Now, it is seldom that a man is so well impressed with a smooth-tongued stranger as is his wife.

    The heart of happy hollow Paul Laurence Dunbar
  • That first lying circular, that smooth-tongued slippery agent!

    The Jungle Upton Sinclair
  • Most of our softened words are due to the smooth-tongued Normans.

  • He is always that—smooth-tongued, until he has lured his victim to ruin!

British Dictionary definitions for smooth-tongued


suave or persuasive in speech
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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