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slick

Pronunciation: /slɪk/

Translation of slick in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo (-er, -est)

  • 1 1.1 (superficial) [book/program] ingenioso pero insustancial 1.2 [person] (glib) de mucha labia; (clever) hábil; [reply] fácil
    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.
    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.
    1.3 (professional, smart) [performance/production] 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.

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (smooth patch) superficie (feminine) resbaladiza
    (oil slick)
    marea (feminine) negra
    1.2 [Cars/Automovilismo] [Sport/Deporte] neumático (masculine) sin dibujo

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • to slick one's hair down alisarse el pelo his sleek, slicked-back hair su pelo lacio y brillante peinado hacia atrás

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