Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The condition of being smooth.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Quality or state of being smooth.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or character of being smooth, in any sense.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the quality of having a level and even surface
  • n. the quality of being bland and gracious or ingratiating in manner
  • n. the quality of being free from errors or interruptions
  • n. a texture without roughness; smooth to the touch
  • n. powerful and effective language

Etymologies

From Middle English smethnes, *smothnes, from Old English smēþnes, *smōþnes ("smoothness, a smooth place, a level surface"), equivalent to smooth +‎ -ness. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It's a pilot, and I wouldn't say the nib is any worse in smoothness than my refillable Pilot fountain pens, though it's lighter.

    Barnstorming on an Invisible Segway

  • The creams are ideal for increasing skin smoothness and the appearance of firmness and moisturization.www. dynamis-therapeutics.com

    The 2007 Spa & Resort/Medical Spa Expo Had it All

  • I think the lack of smoothness is part of the appeal.

    January 2002

  • Even so, her cheekbones were too high for his taste, symbols of that something in her character which did not go with his -- the dash of desperation, of vividness, that lack of a certain English smoothness, which always annoyed him.

    The Dark Flower

  • Patients need to be aware that, in the past, thread lifts have had some problems with sutures rising to the surface and allowing only short-term smoothness; however, now results can last much longer.

    Home

  • "under-the-hood" performance features include large drive-and-pinion gears to power fast retrieves and increase wind leverage, an easily accessed system for making centrifugal brake adjustments to control backlashes, and 10 antirust bearings that maintain smoothness for the life of the reel.

    SHIMANO CALAIS 100A BAITCASTING REEL

  • And for some reason when he doesn’t look but just feels my legs … he thinks the silky smoothness is from shaving and not the nice pelt I have been cultivating.

    Good Bye Dear Hubs, Hello Hairy Legs… @ Attack of the Redneck Mommy

  • Although the orris is not the same as the original batch, Sahleb maintains its buttery, milky smoothness, which is what it's all about.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • Thus the ability to be divided indefinitely, or as we say, infinite divisibility, is central to the idea of smoothness here.

    Walter Chatton

  • I closed my eyes, recalling the smoothness of her skin when she was twenty-one.

    Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

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