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Origin of smooth-tongued

First recorded in 1585–95 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for smooth-tongued

Historical Examples of smooth-tongued

  • 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.


    Percy Brebner

British Dictionary definitions for smooth-tongued


  1. suave or persuasive in speech
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