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Meaning of SLEEK

Pronunciation:  sleek

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  having a smooth, gleaming surface; "glossy auburn hair"; "satiny gardenia petals"; "sleek black fur"; "silken eyelashes"; "silky skin"; "a silklike fabric"; "slick seals and otters"
  2. [adj]  well-groomed and neatly tailored; especially too well-groomed; "sleek figures in expensive clothes"
  3. [v]  make slick or smooth
 

SLEEK is a 5 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: glossy, groomed, satin(a), satiny, silken, silklike, silky, slick, slick, smooth
 
 See Also: polish, shine, smooth, smoothen

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Sleek\, n.
    A slick.
    
    
  2. \Sleek\, a. [Compar. {Sleeker}; superl. {Sleekest}.] [OE.
    slik; akin to Icel. sl[=i]kr, and OE. sliken to glide, slide,
    G. schleichen, OHG. sl[=i]hhan, D. slik, slijk, mud, slime,
    and E. slink. Cf. {Slick}, {Slink}.]
    1. Having an even, smooth surface; smooth; hence, glossy; as,
       sleek hair. --Chaucer.
    
             So sleek her skin, so faultless was her make.
                                                   --Dryden.
    
    2. Not rough or harsh.
    
             Those rugged names to our like mouths grow sleek.
                                                   --Milton.
    
    
  3. \Sleek\, adv.
    With ease and dexterity. [Low]
    
    
  4. \Sleek\, n.
    That which makes smooth; varnish. [R.]
    
    
  5. \Sleek\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sleeked};p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Sleeking}.]
    To make even and smooth; to render smooth, soft, and glossy;
    to smooth over.
    
          Sleeking her soft alluring locks.        --Milton.
    
          Gentle, my lord, sleek o'er your rugged looks. --Shak.
    
    
 

 

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