Definition of slick adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//slɪk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//slɪk//
    (slicker, slickest)
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  1. 1(sometimes disapproving) done or made in a way that is clever and efficient but often does not seem to be sincere or lacks important ideas a slick advertising campaign a slick performance You had to admire the slick presentation of last night’s awards ceremony.
  2. 2(sometimes disapproving) speaking very easily and smoothly but in a way that does not seem sincere synonym glib slick TV presenters a slick salesman Her reply was too fast, too slick.
  3. 3done quickly and smoothly synonym skilful The crowd enjoyed the team's slick passing. a slick gear change
  4. 4smooth and difficult to hold or move on synonym slippery The roads were slick with rain.
  5. Word OriginMiddle English (in the senses ‘glossy’ and ‘make smooth or glossy’): probably from Old English and related to Old Norse slíkr ‘smooth’; compare with sleek.
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