Definition of smoothly in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsmo͞oT͟Hlē/


1In a smooth way: the bust is smoothly carved in white marble traffic was soon flowing smoothly again
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  • The low pitch setting of the four bladed propeller allowed the engine to accelerate smoothly to 3,000 rotations per minute.
  • The show consisted of nine different dances which smoothly flowed into one another, without ever repeating.
  • Normally, the ball moves smoothly in its socket on a lining of shock-absorbing articular cartilage.
evenly, level, flat, flush
fluidly, fluently, steadily, frictionlessly, easily;
without a hitch, like clockwork, without difficulty, easily, effortlessly, according to plan, swimmingly, satisfactorily, very well
informal like a dream
2Without problems or difficulties: everything seemed to be going smoothly
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  • Things, simply put, are not going smoothly.
  • In the beehive, the personnel changes have gone very smoothly.
  • I was there during the presidential election, which went very smoothly.

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Syllabification: smooth·ly

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