- smooth or glossy, as hair, an animal, etc.
- well-fed or well-groomed.
- trim and graceful; finely contoured; streamlined: a sleek sports car.
- smooth in manners, speech, etc.; suave.
- cleverly or deceitfully skillful; slick: a sleek confidence man.
Origin of sleek1
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Examples from the Web for sleeker
Sleeker, thinner, lighter, tinnier—what exactly is the iPad Mini?Apple Rolls Out Thinner, Smaller, iPad Mini
October 23, 2012
Other designers, such as Joseph Altuzarra, prefer a sleeker shearling.New York Fashion Week: Top-Trends Roundup
February 17, 2012
Amazon's new wireless reading device is sleeker, faster—and will even tell you a bedtime story.Meet the Kindle 2
February 9, 2009
The computers were sleeker, the machines were less noisy, the lights were more blinding.First Day Out of Prison
January 26, 2009
He embarrasses us, as sleeker individuals of the herd and hive.Child and Country
Will Levington Comfort
By consequence they are larger and longer and sleeker than their working sisters.What Is Man? And Other Stories
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
These dogs were larger and sleeker than the other animals of the village.Triple Spies
Roy J. Snell
For three days he settled in their neighbourhood, growing each day sleeker and more gorgeous."Wee Tim'rous Beasties"
But somehow thenceforth the name of that dog was never mentioned, and his brother led a more luxurious, a sleeker life than ever.
- smooth and shiny; polished
- polished in speech or behaviour; unctuous
- (of an animal or bird) having a shiny healthy coat or feathers
- (of a person) having a prosperous appearance
- to make smooth and glossy, as by grooming, etc
- (usually foll by over) to cover (up), as by making more agreeable; gloss (over)
Word Origin and History for sleeker
1580s, variant of Middle English slike (see slick (adj.)). Originally of healthy-looking animal hair; applied to persons 1630s, with sense of "plump and smooth-skinned." Figurative meaning "slick, fawning, flattering" is from 1590s.
"make sleek," mid-15c., a variant of slick (v.). Related: Sleeked; sleeking.