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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. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for smooth-tongued
Historical Examples
  • He is in debt to every merchant of the place—a smooth-tongued deceiver.

    Two Penniless Princesses Charlotte M. Yonge
  • We ain't as mealy-mouthed and as p'lite and as smooth-tongued as the moderns.

    One Of Them Charles James Lever
  • This comes of listening to a woman and a smooth-tongued Tuscan at that.

    The Italian Twins Lucy Fitch Perkins
  • "He is a smooth-tongued man in very truth, Bianca," said she.

    Historic Girlhoods Rupert S. Holland
  • Felix moved from group to group, solemn, yet smooth-tongued.

    Vayenne Percy Brebner
  • The charming and smooth-tongued Gondomar can hate, and can revenge, too.

  • Do you think I'd trust you for a single minute, you smooth-tongued hypocrite!

    The Bushranger's Secret Mrs. Henry Clarke
  • Most willingly, on my part, said the smooth-tongued Bernard.

  • "Miss Demarest is not here," announced that buxom and smooth-tongued woman.

    Room Number 3 Anna Katharine Green
  • That first lying circular, that smooth-tongued slippery agent!

    The Jungle Upton Sinclair
British Dictionary definitions for smooth-tongued


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