What is smooth?

  • (adj): Without chinks or crannies.
    Synonyms: uncrannied
    See also — Additional definitions below


Smooth means having a texture that lacks friction. Not rough.

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... ( /ˌlaɪ.ɵˈplʊərədɒn/ meaning 'smooth-sided teeth') is a genus of large, carnivorous marine reptile belonging to the Pliosauroidea, a clade of short-necked plesiosaurs ... The name "Liopleurodon" (meaning "smooth-sided tooth") derives from Greek words λεῖος , "smooth" pleurá, side or rib and odṓn, tooth ...
Lehmer Mean - Applications - Signal Processing
... Given an efficient implementation of a moving arithmetic mean called smooth you can implement a moving Lehmer mean according to the following Haskell code ... lehmerSmooth Floating a => ( -> ) -> a -> -> lehmerSmooth smooth p xs = zipWith (/) (smooth (map (**p) xs)) (smooth (map (**(p-1)) xs)) For big it can serve ...
Smooth Operator
... "Smooth Operator" is a song by the English group Sade, released as the fourth and final single from their debut album Diamond Life (1984) ... as a 7-inch single with "Spirit" as its B-side, and as a 12-inch maxi single with "Smooth Operator" and "Red Eye" on side A and "Spirit" on side B ... Is King" remains Sade's biggest hit in the UK to date, "Smooth Operator" is the band's breakthrough hit on the US charts, and their most successful single internationally ...
Smooth - Other Uses
... which vowel sounds become merged in speech Smooth Island (Antarctica) Smooth Island (Tasmania) Draught beer, when served with nitrogen ...
Smooth Operator - Trivia
... "Smooth Operator" was the subject of a segment on Australian comedy variety show Micallef Tonight in 2003 ... Shaun Micallef for its geographical inaccuracy ("Good thing she's a smooth operator, not a tour operator") ... "Smooth Operator" was lampooned by comedian Lenny Henry as 'Lathe Operator' ...

More definitions of "smooth":

  • (adj): Not marked with wrinkles.
    Synonyms: unwrinkled
  • (adj): Lacking obstructions or difficulties.
    Example: "The bill's path through the legislature was smooth and orderly"
  • (adj): Smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication.
    Example: "The manager pacified the customer with a smooth apology for the error"
    Synonyms: politic, suave
  • (verb): Free from obstructions.
    Example: "Smooth the way towards peace negociations"
    Synonyms: smooth out
  • (adj): Having a surface free from roughness or bumps or ridges or irregularities.
    Example: "Smooth skin"; "a smooth tabletop"; "smooth fabric"; "a smooth road"; "water as smooth as a mirror"
  • (adj): Of the margin of a leaf shape; not broken up into teeth.
  • (adj): Without breaks between notes; smooth and connected.
    Synonyms: legato
  • (verb): Make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing.
    Example: "Smooth the surface of the wood"
    Synonyms: smoothen
  • (noun): The act of smoothing.
    Example: "He gave his hair a quick smooth"

Famous quotes containing the word smooth:

    Beautiful women seldom want to act. They are afraid of emotion and they do not try to extract anything from a character that they are portraying, because in expressing emotion they may encourage crow’s feet and laughing wrinkles. They avoid anything that will disturb their placidity of countenance, for placidity of countenance insures a smooth skin.
    Laurette Taylor (1887–1946)

    There are acacias, a graceful species amusingly devitalized by sentimentality, this kind drooping its leaves with the grace of a young widow bowed in controllable grief, this one obscuring them with a smooth silver as of placid tears. They please, like the minor French novelists of the eighteenth century, by suggesting a universe in which nothing cuts deep.
    Rebecca West (1892–1983)

    Nations are possessed with an insane ambition to perpetuate the memory of themselves by the amount of hammered stone they leave. What if equal pains were taken to smooth and polish their manners?
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)