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Silky vs. Smooth

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Silkyadjective

Similar in appearance or texture (especially in softness and smoothness) to silk.

‘cloth with a silky lustre’; ‘silky hair’;

Smoothadjective

Having a texture that lacks friction. Not rough.

Silkyadjective

Smooth and pleasant; seductive.

‘a silky wine’; ‘a silky voice’; ‘silky skills’;

Smoothadjective

Without difficulty, problems, or unexpected consequences or incidents.

‘We hope for a smooth transition to the new system.’;

Silkyadjective

(botany) Covered in long, slender, glistening hairs pressed close to the surface; sericeous.

Smoothadjective

Bland; glib.

Silkyadjective

Of or pertaining to silk; made of, or resembling, silk; silken; silklike; as, a silky luster.

Smoothadjective

Flowing or uttered without check, obstruction, or hesitation; not harsh; fluent.

Silkyadjective

Hence, soft and smooth; as, silky wine.

Smoothadjective

(of a person) Suave; sophisticated.

Silkyadjective

Covered with soft hairs pressed close to the surface, as a leaf; sericeous.

Smoothadjective

(of an action) Natural; unconstrained.

Silkyadjective

having a smooth, gleaming surface;

‘glossy auburn hair’; ‘satiny gardenia petals’; ‘sleek black fur’; ‘silken eyelashes’; ‘silky skin’; ‘a silklike fabric’; ‘slick seals and otters’;

Smoothadjective

(of a motion) Unbroken.

Smoothadjective

Placid, calm.

Smoothadjective

(of an edge) Lacking projections or indentations; not serrated.

Smoothadjective

(of food or drink) Not grainy; having an even texture.

Smoothadjective

(of a beverage) Having a pleasantly rounded flavor; neither rough nor astringent.

Smoothadjective

Having derivatives of all finite orders at all points within the function’s domain.

Smoothadjective

That factors completely into small prime numbers.

Smoothadjective

Lacking marked aspiration.

Smoothadjective

Involuntary and non-striated.

Smoothadverb

Smoothly.

Smoothnoun

Something that is smooth, or that goes smoothly and easily.

Smoothnoun

A smoothing action.

Smoothnoun

A domestic animal having a smooth coat.

Smoothnoun

A member of an anti-hippie fashion movement in 1970s Britain.

Smoothnoun

(statistics) The analysis obtained through a smoothing procedure.

Smoothverb

To make smooth or even.

Smoothverb

To make straightforward.

Smoothverb

To capture important patterns in the data, while leaving out noise.

Smoothverb

(West Country) To stroke; especially to stroke an animal's fur.

‘Can I smooth your cat?’;

Smoothadjective

Having an even surface, or a surface so even that no roughness or points can be perceived by the touch; not rough; as, smooth glass; smooth porcelain.

‘The outlines must be smooth, imperceptible to the touch, and even, without eminence or cavities.’;

Smoothadjective

Evenly spread or arranged; sleek; as, smooth hair.

Smoothadjective

Gently flowing; moving equably; not ruffled or obstructed; as, a smooth stream.

Smoothadjective

Flowing or uttered without check, obstruction, or hesitation; not harsh; voluble; even; fluent.

‘The only smooth poet of those times.’; ‘Waller was smooth; but Dryden taught to joinThe varying verse, the full-resounding line.’; ‘When sage Minerva rose,From her sweet lips smooth elocution flows.’;

Smoothadjective

Bland; mild; smoothing; fattering.

‘This smooth discourse and mild behavior oftConceal a traitor.’;

Smoothadjective

Causing no resistance to a body sliding along its surface; frictionless.

Smoothadverb

Smoothly.

‘Smooth runs the water where the brook is deep.’;

Smoothnoun

The act of making smooth; a stroke which smooths.

Smoothnoun

That which is smooth; the smooth part of anything.

Smoothverb

To make smooth; to make even on the surface by any means; as, to smooth a board with a plane; to smooth cloth with an iron.

Smoothverb

To free from obstruction; to make easy.

‘Thou, Abelard! the last sad office pay,And smooth my passage to the realms of day.’;

Smoothverb

To free from harshness; to make flowing.

‘In their motions harmony divineSo smooths her charming tones that God's own earListens delighted.’;

Smoothverb

To palliate; to gloze; as, to smooth over a fault.

Smoothverb

To give a smooth or calm appearance to.

‘Each perturbation smoothed with outward calm.’;

Smoothverb

To ease; to regulate.

Smoothverb

To flatter; to use blandishment.

‘Because I can not flatter and speak fair,Smile in men's faces, smooth, deceive and cog.’;

Smoothnoun

the act of smoothing;

‘he gave his hair a quick smooth’;

Smoothverb

make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing;

‘smooth the surface of the wood’;

Smoothverb

(of surfaces) make shine;

‘shine the silver, please’; ‘polish my shoes’;

Smoothverb

free from obstructions;

‘smooth the way towards peace negociations’;

Smoothadjective

having a surface free from roughness or bumps or ridges or irregularities;

‘smooth skin’; ‘a smooth tabletop’; ‘smooth fabric’; ‘a smooth road’; ‘water as smooth as a mirror’;

Smoothadjective

smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication;

‘he was too politic to quarrel with so important a personage’; ‘the hostess averted a confrontation between two guests with a diplomatic change of subject’; ‘the manager pacified the customer with a smooth apology for the error’; ‘affable, suave, moderate men...smugly convinced of their respectability’;

Smoothadjective

of the margin of a leaf shape; not broken up into teeth

Smoothadjective

not marked with wrinkles;

‘unwrinkled cheeks’;

Smoothadjective

smooth and unconstrained in movement;

‘a long, smooth stride’; ‘the fluid motion of a cat’; ‘the liquid grace of a ballerina’; ‘liquid prose’;

Smoothadjective

without breaks between notes; smooth and connected;

‘a legato passage’;

Smoothadjective

without chinks or crannies

Smoothadjective

lacking obstructions or difficulties;

‘the bill's path through the legislature was smooth and orderly’;

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