from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a suave or soothing manner; blandly: as, to speak suavely.

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  • adverb In a suave manner.

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  • adverb with suavity; in a suave manner


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suave +‎ -ly


  • And yet their tracks don't sound like neo-rave versions of Paul's Boutique-style bricolage; they're smoother and lusher than that, all raggedy edges polished away, with a 4/4 insistence and the kind of suavely deployed female vocals that you would indeed get on a Cafe Del Mar comp, or so we're assuming because we still haven't heard one since we last mentioned it.

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  • "Is sufficiently — er — journalese?" he interrupted suavely.

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  • Damien Molony doubles effectively as the idealistic Motl and a New York 1930s actor, Paul Jesson suavely incarnates his older self, and Lauren O'Neil as Anna shows the capacity to turn into a Lillian Gish lookalike when photographed close up.

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  • Mr. Langella plays Gregor Antonescu, a suavely rapacious monster from Romania who believes that "love is a commodity I can't afford" and made his money the old-fashioned way, by stealing it.

    Fraud in the Family

  • Ricky sat at the defense table, suavely poised as if a camera was directed at him.

    Larger Than Lyfe

  • "But we do not recognize him, sir," Louis answered suavely.


  • The late Ian Richardson stars as the suavely scurrilous Conservative party whip, Francis Urquhart.

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  • Bruno, suavely psychotic, stalks her and kills her.

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  • "The unfortunate circumstances — if you had chanced here any other day," Mr. Ford began suavely, only to be interrupted by Mr. Ends, whose cranky eyes justified themselves in his shortness of temper.

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  • Ricky sat at the defense table, suavely poised as if a camera was directed at him.

    Larger Than Lyfe


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