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adverb     smoothly pronunciation in American English
  1. 1
    without difficulty, problems, or delays

    Her life had not been running smoothly.

    For work to flow smoothly, proper preparations must be made.

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  2. 2
    in a relaxed and confident way that usually persuades people to do things. This word shows that you do not trust this type of behavior

    “I wouldn’t worry about it,” she said smoothly.

  3. 3
    with a movement that is easy and well controlled

    The drawers slid smoothly in and out without a sound.

  4. 4
    in a way that produces a smooth, even surface

    smoothly polished wood

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a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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