Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a smooth manner or form, in any sense of the word smooth.

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

  • adverb In a smooth manner.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb in a smooth manner

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

  • adverb in a smooth and diplomatic manner
  • adverb with no problems or difficulties

Etymologies

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smooth +‎ -ly

Examples

  • His gaze went cool and opaque, his expression smoothly blank.

    Captured by Moonlight

  • His gaze went cool and opaque, his expression smoothly blank.

    Captured by Moonlight

  • His gaze went cool and opaque, his expression smoothly blank.

    Captured by Moonlight

  • The configuration files for the virtual servers went in smoothly, and I even managed to trick the MySQL database management system that holds all my blog posts to let me simply copy my files by creating an empty database of the same name and then overwriting it with my backups – far faster than importing everything.

    When going online was a Dark Art

  • The lid spun smoothly from the cask with a soft sucking sound.

    HALF • by Fred Warren

  • The crisp, chocolaty cookies are a nice textural contrast to the creamy cream cheese base of the cake, and the creme filling of the cookie blends in smoothly and sweetly to the rest of the dessert.

    Halloween Oreo Cheesecakes | Baking Bites

  • Suitably rubber-gloved, he took hold of said thread and pulled sharply, expecting a nice big bag of smack to emerge smoothly from the orifice.

    What A Load Of Pants! « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • The fact that most births go smoothly is actually unfortunate in the respect that it encourages people to do home births where resuscitation equipment and personnel are not readily available.

    John Mayer’s Crush on Ricki Lake

  • BBC News: The unmanned Chandrayaan 1 spacecraft blasted off smoothly from a launch pad in southern Andhra Pradesh to embark on a two-year mission of exploration.

    India Launches First Moon Mission | Disinformation

  • But as soon as it becomes part of the distribution system, as soon as the wheels start locking together and everything works smoothly from the production and distribution point of view, then the [replacement artists who can produce the work the way the system wants it done] become important.

    Mind Meld: If The SF/F Community Ran Hollywood...

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