Definition for SMOOTH'NESS


  1. Evenness of surface; freedom from roughness or asperity; as, the smoothness of a floor or wall; smoothness of the skin; smoothness of the water.
  2. Softness or mildness to the palate; as, the smoothness of wine.
  3. Softness and sweetness of numbers; easy flow of words. Virgil, though smooth where smoothness is required, is far from affecting it. – Dryden.
  4. Mildness or gentleness of speech; blandness of address. – Shak.

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