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American English: /slɪk/
British English: /slɪk/

Translation of slick in Spanish:

adjective slicker, slickest

  • 1 1.1 (superficial)
    ingenioso pero insustancial
    Example sentences
    • Don't be fooled by the slick advertising and deceptively impressive hardware and launch titles.
    • Far from being slick and superficial, it is, he says, a natural empathy with the listener which wins their sympathy and support and shows the best side of the politician.
    • But this effort is based on action, not slick advertising.
    1.2 (person) (glib)
    de mucha labia
    (clever) hábil
    Example sentences
    • Today's pirates are slick professional operations filling Britain's airwaves with everything from street music to extreme political messages.
    • Py's stagecraft, with its rolling trolleys, red curtains and golded frames like religious icons, is slick and efficient, but not dazzling.
    • Brazil's slick passing game gathered pace, helped by Turkey's defensive errors, but the score was unchanged at halftime.
    1.3 (professional, smart)
    muy logrado or pulido
    he's a slick dresser
    viste con mucho estilo
    Example sentences
    • He was tall with black, slick hair and brown eyes.
    • Maria soon returned with her father, a burly man with a curled black mustache and slick hair.
    • His straight slick hair shone like silver in the moonlight.
  • 2 2.1 (slippery) (US)
    Example sentences
    • The few other people that were there watched in confusion as he soared across the slick surface and crashed into the wall.
    • We get out and shuffle cautiously on the slick surface.
    • It skidded across the slick surface and fell off the other side with a sickly thunk.
    2.2 (glossy)
    lacio y brillante


  • 1 (smooth patch)
    superficie (feminine) resbaladiza
    also: oil slick
    Example sentences
    • There was an oily slick on top and far too many noodles, flabbily over - cooked.
    • Blot the whole lip area again and top with a slick of gloss.
    • If you do feel your blood pressure starting to rise, simply slap on a slick of stress-relieving peppermint oil lip gloss.
  • 2 (Motor Vehicles, Sport)
    neumático (masculine) sin dibujo
    Example sentences
    • He didn't have much time in the car before the race and going out on slicks in those conditions was a real test,’ reckoned Lockie.
    • This produced frantic activity on the grid as drivers decided whether to stay with wet tyres or change to slicks.
    • It's never much fun driving over snow or ice on slicks, although I have gained a lot of experience and confidence in this sort of situation.

transitive verb

  • to slick one's hair down
    alisarse el pelo
    his sleek, slicked-back hair
    su pelo lacio y brillante peinado hacia atrás
    Example sentences
    • Her straight chin length black hair was slicked back with water, and ended at the back of her neck.
    • The water had slicked back Jess's hair, exposing the garish black-stitched scar by her left temple.
    • His hair was cutely slicked back; his eyes were bright and glossy.
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