sleek

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Late variant of slick.

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Adjective[edit]

sleek (comparative sleeker, superlative sleekest)

  1. Having an even, smooth surface; smooth; hence, glossy.
    sleek hair
    • Dryden
      So sleek her skin, so faultless was her make.
  2. Not rough or harsh.
    • Milton
      Those rugged names to our like mouths grow sleek.

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Adverb[edit]

sleek (comparative more sleek, superlative most sleek)

  1. (dated) With ease and dexterity.

Verb[edit]

sleek (third-person singular simple present sleeks, present participle sleeking, simple past and past participle sleeked)

  1. To make smooth or glossy; to polish or cause to be attractive.

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Noun[edit]

sleek (uncountable)

  1. That which makes smooth; varnish.

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Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Variant of slick.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sleek (comparative sleeker, superlative sleekest)

  1. sleek

Verb[edit]

tae sleek (third-person singular simple present sleeks, present participle sleekin, simple past sleekit, past participle sleekit)

  1. to sleek