Translation of sleek in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /sliːk/

adjective/adjetivo (-er, -est)

  • 1.1 (glossy) [hair/fur] lacio y brillante
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    • It had sleek fur, and whiskers that stretched away from the face.
    • Her hair was sleek and shiny, falling a little past her shoulders but shorter in front with thin, wispy bangs.
    • My chestnut hair was sleek and dark and my face was as white as unmarked paper.
    1.2 (well-groomed) acicalado, pulcro
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    • She's sleek, elegant, stylish and the epitome of New York City chic.
    • Big mistake: his carved cut was only for small, sleek people - a certain model turned fashion editor, wore it to perfection.
    • Elegant and sleek Doug Glanville patrols center field, and newly blossomed Mike Lieberthal is the catcher.
    1.3 (stylish, elegant) de líneas elegantes
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    • Nowadays, the heart of the computer is more likely to be a sleek, futuristically designed container that is both easy on the eye and handy to move around as well.
    • In one of her hands she still grasped a firearm-a smooth, sleek affair of deadly black metal.
    • Then there was the film - a sleek glossy thriller, unlike any American film I knew, which to the innocent eye looked like a New Wave movie.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • to sleek one's hair down alisarse el pelo he wore his hair sleeked back with brilliantine se peinaba hacia atrás con brillantina

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