Nearby words

  1. smolt,
  2. smooch,
  3. smoochy,
  4. smoodge,
  5. smoosh,
  6. smooth as silk,
  7. smooth breathing,
  8. smooth collie,
  9. smooth diet,
  10. smooth dogfish

Origin of smooth

before 1050; (adj.) Middle English smothe, late Old English smōth; compare Middle English smethe, Old English smēthe smooth; cognate with Old Saxon smōthi; (v.) late Middle English smothen, derivative of the adj.; replacing Middle English smethen, Old English smēth(i)an

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British Dictionary definitions for smooth
See also smooth over

Derived Formssmoothable, adjectivesmoother, nounsmoothly, adverbsmoothness, noun

Word Origin for smooth

Old English smōth; related to Old Saxon māthmundi gentle-minded, smōthi smooth

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Word Origin and History for smooth
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Idioms and Phrases with smooth

smooth

In addition to the idioms beginning with smooth

  • smooth as silk
  • smooth over
  • smooth sailing

also see:

  • take the rough with the smooth
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