French translation of 'smooth'
1. [surface] lisse
Your skin is so smooth. Ta peau est très douce.
2. [mixture, sauce] onctueux/euse
a smooth paste une pâte onctueuse
3. [flavour, whisky] moelleux/euse
4. [movement] sans à-coups
The exercise should be done in one smooth motion. L’exercice doit être fait d’un seul mouvement, sans à-coups.
5. (= comfortable)
[landing, takeoff] en douceur
[flight, ride] sans secousses
It was a very smooth landing. L’avion a atterri tout en douceur.
6. [person] doucereux/euse ⧫ mielleux/euse
to be a smooth talker être beau (belle) parleur/euse
1. (= flatten) lisser ⧫ défroisser
to smooth the path préparer la voie
Phrasal verbssmooth out, smooth over
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Example Sentences Including 'smooth'
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Neither has found these arrangements smooth or comfortable.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Carefully lift the jelly mould straight upwards to ensure smooth sides.The Sun (2015)
Pour the mixture into the lined tin and smooth with a palette knife.The Sun (2014)
Put all and blitz until a smooth consistency.The Sun (2015)
Smooth it flat with a palette knife and cover the top with the remaining cucumber.The Sun (2015)
The ride is smooth and the massage seats are welcome after a rally stage.The Sun (2011)
The serum is very smooth and silky to apply and my skin feels very soft to touch.The Sun (2009)
The skin was made softer and smoother but no weight loss was noticeable.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Then smooth it back into a mini ponytail.The Sun (2015)
This will keep hair smooth and sleek.The Sun (2010)
Use a blender wand to purée till smooth and thick.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Use a spatula to smooth all the mixture from around the sides of the bowl.The Sun (2013)
Well, it was quiet, extremely smooth riding and quite fast.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Whisk the eggs with the cream until smooth and season with salt and pepper.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Your pores should appear minimised and your face will feel smooth.The Sun (2016)
Your skin looked smooth with a healthy sheen.The Sun (2013)
There were some very smooth back moves.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Slip the cloves from their skins and mash with a little milk to make a smooth paste.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Spoon on top of syrup and smooth surface.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Whisk the flour and honey with sufficient milk to make a smooth paste.The Natural Beauty Book - cruelty-free cosmetics to make at home (1991)
It was the difference between a smooth transition to independence and a disastrous one.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
You take the rough with the smooth.The Sun (2008)
Smooth away the rough edges too much and we could lose the player who has many more victories ahead of him.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
The act of convincing yourself becomes such a smooth process that it becomes completely believable to others.Why Am I Afraid to be Assertive? (1994)
The lower limit is the point at which the surface appears smooth.Collins Complete Guide to Photography (1993)
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'smooth' in Other Languages
British English: smooth /smuːð/ ADJECTIVE
A smooth surface has no roughness or holes.
Use a sheet of glass, plastic, or any smooth surface.
- American English: smooth
- Arabic: نَاعِم
- Brazilian Portuguese: liso
- Chinese: 光滑的
- Croatian: gladak
- Czech: hladký
- Danish: glat jævn
- Dutch: glad
- European Spanish: liso
- Finnish: tasainen
- French: lisse
- German: glatt
- Greek: λείος
- Italian: liscio
- Japanese: 滑らかな
- Korean: 매끄러운
- Norwegian: smidig
- Polish: gładki
- European Portuguese: liso
- Romanian: neted
- Russian: гладкий
- Spanish: liso
- Swedish: slät
- Thai: เรียบ
- Turkish: pürüzsüz
- Ukrainian: гладкий
- Vietnamese: nhẵn
British English: smooth VERB
If you smooth something, you move your hands over its surface to make it smooth and flat.
She stood up and smoothed down her frock.
Translation of smooth from the Collins English to French Dictionary