Definition of smoothly adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈsmuːðli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsmuːðli//
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  1. 1  in an even way, without suddenly stopping and starting again Traffic is now flowing smoothly again. The engine was running smoothly.
  2. 2  without problems or difficulties The interview went smoothly. My job is to see that everything runs smoothly and according to plan. The rescue was carried out smoothly and efficiently.
  3. 3in a calm or confident way ‘Would you like to come this way?’ he said smoothly. See related entries: Confident
  4. 4  in a way that produces a smooth surface or mixture The colours blend smoothly together.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: smoothly