Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Speaking smoothly or pleasantly; plausibly; insinuating.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Speaking smoothly; plausible; flattering; smooth-tongued.

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

  • adjective expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively

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Examples

  • “Now, a plague upon all smooth-spoken hosts!” said Wayland, unable longer to suppress his mortification and uneasiness.

    Kenilworth

  • The smooth-spoken fellows seldom betray emotion except when cloth or tobacco is concerned; “dissimulation is as natural to them as breathing,” and I have called one of their chiefs

    First footsteps in East Africa

  • After people had been disarmed by his likable smile, bright brown eyes, and smooth-spoken flattery, he would extract concessions before they realized they had parted with them.

    Temple of the Winds

  • "If I must choose one or the other, I prefer a rough-spoken soldier to a smooth-spoken courtier."

    Mary Queen Of Scotland And The Isles

  • "If I must choose one or the other, I prefer a rough-spoken soldier to a smooth-spoken courtier."

    Mary Queen Of Scotland And The Isles

  • He was always a villain, smooth-spoken and plausible, but a dangerous, subtle villain all the same.

    Beyond the City

  • This roughshod caller with his smooth-spoken propositions must have given Washington pause, for he asked the opinion of Dr. James Craik, who began an investigation of the man.

    Washington

  • This roughshod caller with his smooth-spoken propositions must have given Washington pause, for he asked the opinion of Dr. James Craik, who began an investigation of the man.

    Washington

  • This roughshod caller with his smooth-spoken propositions must have given Washington pause, for he asked the opinion of Dr. James Craik, who began an investigation of the man.

    Washington

  • This roughshod caller with his smooth-spoken propositions must have given Washington pause, for he asked the opinion of Dr. James Craik, who began an investigation of the man.

    Washington

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