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adjective smooth pronunciation in American English /smuð/
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  1. 1
    completely even with no rough areas or lumps
    A baby’s skin is as smooth as silk.
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  2. 2
    a smooth ride in a vehicle does not shake or frighten you
    a smooth flight/voyage/ride
    1. a.
      a smooth movement is easy and well controlled
      With a smooth swing, he hit the ball.
  3. 4
    causing no difficulty, problems, or delays
    a smooth process/business
    We are changing systems, but we expect a smooth transition.
  4. 5
    showing disapproval relaxed and confident in a way that usually persuades people to do things. This word shows that you do not trust people like this
    Steven’s a little too smooth if you ask me.
    a smooth operator (=someone you cannot trust)


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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