Definition of smooth tongue in English:

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smooth tongue

noun

The ability or tendency to use insincere flattery or persuasion: your smooth tongue could even turn your mistakes to your advantage
More example sentences
  • ‘You look stunning, Kathleen,’ Brett said with a smile, maintaining his smooth tongue from his womanizing days and his job as a criminal lawyer.
  • While Klink senses that his American counterpart isn't as helpful as he seems, Hogan manages to assuage his concerns with a smooth tongue, playing to Klink's ego and fears.
  • There may be, indeed, a smooth tongue, where there is a false heart.

Derivatives

smooth-tongued

Pronunciation: /ˌsmuːðˈtʌŋd/
adjective
Example sentences
  • You don't regard yourself as a smooth-tongued rogue but I do.
  • More plausible and quick-witted was a smooth-tongued operator who employed the alias ‘Ethelbert Louis Hector Alfred, Baron de Richemont’.
  • Deliciously charming or incredibly irritating, depending on your point of view, he is always ready with smooth-tongued flattery, eyes innocently beaming behind his spectacles.

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