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adverb smoothly pronunciation in British English /ˈsmuːðli/
  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 behaviour

    ‘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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