smoothly


smoothly
smooth ADJECTIVE 1) having an even and regular surface; free from projections or indentations. 2) (of a liquid) having an even consistency; without lumps. 3) (of movement) without jerks. 4) without problems or difficulties. 5) charming in a suave or excessively ingratiating way. 6) (of a flavour) without harshness or bitterness.
VERB (also smoothe) 1) make smooth. 2) (often smooth over) deal successfully with (a problem).
DERIVATIVES smoothly adverb smoothness noun.
ORIGIN Old English.

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