adjective, smooth·er, smooth·est.
verb (used with object)
Origin of smooth
Examples from the Web for smoothness
Everything proceeded with a smoothness and precision born of training drills.
Mace threw himself onto the stretcher, and Carter and Larson started moving, trying to achieve a balance of speed and smoothness.
Tossing the rosebuds on the bench, she began to draw into smoothness the silken loop that defaced the tie.Flood Tide|Sara Ware Bassett
It shot over a smoothness more dreadful than the eddying whirl.Self-control|Mary Brunton
This is used for increasing the smoothness of the mixture after the first stirring, and for beating in air.Foods and Household Management|Helen Kinne
True politeness is the smoothness of a refined mind and the tact of a kind heart.The Ladies' Vase|An American Lady
Thus one great charm that had attracted him to Constance was the evenness and smoothness of her temper.Godolphin, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
British Dictionary definitions for smoothness
- suave or persuasive, esp as suggestive of insincerity
- (in combination)smooth-tongued
verb (mainly tr)
Derived Formssmoothable, adjectivesmoother, nounsmoothly, adverbsmoothness, noun
Word Origin for smooth
Idioms and Phrases with smoothness
In addition to the idioms beginning with smooth
- smooth as silk
- smooth over
- smooth sailing
- take the rough with the smooth