Definition of smoothness noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈsmuːðnəs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsmuːðnəs//
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  1. 1the quality of being completely flat and even, without any lumps, holes or rough areas the smoothness of her skin opposite roughness (1)
  2. 2the quality of being without any lumps The cheesecake gets its velvety smoothness from beaten egg white.
  3. 3the state of happening or continuing without any problems They admired the smoothness and efficiency with which the business was run.
  4. 4the quality of being even and regular, without sudden stops and starts the speed and smoothness of the ride
  5. 5(often disapproving) the quality of being very polite and pleasant, but in a way that is often not very sincere She was attracted by his intelligence but was wary of his smoothness.
  6. 6the quality of being pleasant and not bitter in flavour the smoothness and richness of the wine
  7. 7the quality of being nice to hear, and without any rough or unpleasant sounds The small orchestra played with smoothness and clarity of tone.