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Smoothe vs. Smooth: Mastering the Correct Spelling

Edited by Harlon Moss || By Janet White || Updated on March 13, 2024
"Smoothe" is an incorrect spelling. The correct spelling is "Smooth," which refers to a flat, even surface or a gentle manner.

Which is correct: Smoothe or Smooth

How to spell Smooth?

Smoothe is Incorrect

Smooth is Correct


Key Differences

Remember that adding "e" makes "stone" into "stoney," but "smooth" doesn't need the "e."
Think of the word "mouth" which also ends in "ooth."
Think of "tooth," which is smooth and has the same "ooth" ending.
Recollect common phrases like "smooth sailing" or "smooth as silk."
Associate with the word "smoothie" – a creamy beverage without an "e" in "smooth."

Correct usage of Smooth

The artist's movements were smoothe and precise.
The artist's movements were smooth and precise.
The cream made my skin feel smoothe.
The cream made my skin feel smooth.
He tried to smoothe over the argument with an apology.
He tried to smooth over the argument with an apology.
Can you smoothe out these wrinkles in my shirt?
Can you smooth out these wrinkles in my shirt?
She liked the smoothe texture of the silk.
She liked the smooth texture of the silk.

Smooth Definitions

Free from difficulties.
We hope for a smooth journey ahead.
Fluent and suave in manners or speech.
His smooth talking convinced everyone.
To make something flat or even.
She used an iron to smooth out the wrinkles in her shirt.
Not harsh or rough in taste.
The wine has a smooth aftertaste.
Having a surface free from irregularities, roughness, or projections; even.
Free from waves or disturbances; calm
The lake is smooth today.
Free from hair, whiskers, or stubble
Felt his smooth cheek after the close shave.
Having a short dense flat coat. Used of dogs.
Having a fine texture
A smooth fabric.
Having an even consistency
A smooth pudding.
Having an even or gentle motion or movement
A smooth ride.
Having no obstructions or difficulties
A smooth operation.
A smooth trip.
Easy-going; serene
A smooth temperament.
Not sharp or bitter in taste
A smooth wine.
Delicately pleasing to the ear; not harsh or grating
A smooth voice.
Ingratiatingly polite and agreeable
Known for his smooth remarks.
To make (something) even, level, or unwrinkled
Smoothed the fabric with an iron.
To rid of obstructions, hindrances, or difficulties
A real estate agent who smoothed the process of applying for a mortgage.
To soothe or tranquilize; make calm
The president tried to smooth over the hurt feelings of the disputing factions.
To cause to appear less harsh or severe than is the case
Don't try to smooth over their faults.
To become smooth.
The act of smoothing.
A smooth surface or part.
Having a texture that lacks friction. Not rough.
Without difficulty, problems, or unexpected consequences or incidents.
We hope for a smooth transition to the new system.
Bland; glib.
Flowing or uttered without check, obstruction, or hesitation; not harsh; fluent.
Suave; sophisticated.
(of an action) Natural; unconstrained.
(of a motion) Unbroken.
Placid, calm.
(of an edge) Lacking projections or indentations; not serrated.
(of food or drink) Not grainy; having an even texture.
(of a beverage) Having a pleasantly rounded flavor; neither rough nor astringent.
Having derivatives of all finite orders at all points within the function’s domain.
That factors completely into small prime numbers.
Lacking marked aspiration.
Involuntary and non-striated.
Something that is smooth, or that goes smoothly and easily.
A smoothing action.
A domestic animal having a smooth coat.
A member of an anti-hippie fashion movement in 1970s Britain.
(statistics) The analysis obtained through a smoothing procedure.
(transitive) To make smooth or even.
(transitive) To reduce to a particular shape or form by pressure; to press, to flatten.
To smooth cloth with a smoothing iron
(transitive) To make straightforward or easy.
(transitive) To calm or palliate.
To smooth a person's temper
To capture important patterns in the data, while leaving out noise.
(West Country) To stroke; especially to stroke an animal's fur.
Can I smooth your cat?
Having an even surface, or a surface so even that no roughness or points can be perceived by the touch; not rough; as, smooth glass; smooth porcelain.
The outlines must be smooth, imperceptible to the touch, and even, without eminence or cavities.
Evenly spread or arranged; sleek; as, smooth hair.
Gently flowing; moving equably; not ruffled or obstructed; as, a smooth stream.
Flowing or uttered without check, obstruction, or hesitation; not harsh; voluble; even; fluent.
The only smooth poet of those times.
Waller was smooth; but Dryden taught to joinThe varying verse, the full-resounding line.
When sage Minerva rose,From her sweet lips smooth elocution flows.
Bland; mild; smoothing; fattering.
This smooth discourse and mild behavior oftConceal a traitor.
Causing no resistance to a body sliding along its surface; frictionless.
The act of making smooth; a stroke which smooths.
That which is smooth; the smooth part of anything.
To make smooth; to make even on the surface by any means; as, to smooth a board with a plane; to smooth cloth with an iron.
To free from obstruction; to make easy.
Thou, Abelard! the last sad office pay,And smooth my passage to the realms of day.
To free from harshness; to make flowing.
In their motions harmony divineSo smooths her charming tones that God's own earListens delighted.
To palliate; to gloze; as, to smooth over a fault.
To give a smooth or calm appearance to.
Each perturbation smoothed with outward calm.
To ease; to regulate.
To flatter; to use blandishment.
Because I can not flatter and speak fair,Smile in men's faces, smooth, deceive and cog.
The act of smoothing;
He gave his hair a quick smooth
Make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing;
Smooth the surface of the wood
(of surfaces) make shine;
Shine the silver, please
Polish my shoes
Free from obstructions;
Smooth the way towards peace negociations
Having a surface free from roughness or bumps or ridges or irregularities;
Smooth skin
A smooth tabletop
Smooth fabric
A smooth road
Water as smooth as a mirror
Smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication;
He was too politic to quarrel with so important a personage
The hostess averted a confrontation between two guests with a diplomatic change of subject
The manager pacified the customer with a smooth apology for the error
Affable, suave, moderate men...smugly convinced of their respectability
Of the margin of a leaf shape; not broken up into teeth
Not marked with wrinkles;
Unwrinkled cheeks
Smooth and unconstrained in movement;
A long, smooth stride
The fluid motion of a cat
The liquid grace of a ballerina
Liquid prose
Without breaks between notes; smooth and connected;
A legato passage
Without chinks or crannies
Lacking obstructions or difficulties;
The bill's path through the legislature was smooth and orderly
Having an even surface without bumps or roughness.
The table has a smooth finish.

Smooth Sentences

Her voice was smooth and soothing, like a gentle stream.
The cat's fur was incredibly smooth and soft.
I love how smooth this chocolate tastes.
Can you smooth out the tablecloth before we set the table?
Her performance was smooth, without a single mistake.
He managed to smooth over the conflict with his calm demeanor.
The road was smooth, making for an easy drive.
He's got a smooth way of talking that convinces people easily.
The jazz band's smooth rhythms set a relaxing mood.
The pebbles had been worn smooth by the water.
With practice, her handwriting became smooth and elegant.
The transition to the new system was surprisingly smooth.
A smooth operator knows how to navigate through difficult situations.
A smoothie with fresh fruit makes for a smooth and delicious breakfast.
The project's success depended on smooth collaboration between teams.
For a smooth ride, ensure your tires are properly inflated.
He admired the smooth curves of the sculpture.
The negotiations went smoothly, with both parties satisfied.
To achieve a smooth complexion, moisturize daily.

Smooth Idioms & Phrases

Smooth as a baby's bottom

Used to describe something very smooth and soft.
After using the lotion, her skin was as smooth as a baby's bottom.

Smooth sailing

Progress without difficulty or effort.
Once we finished the difficult part of the project, it was smooth sailing.

Smooth the way

To make future actions easier.
The agreement smoothed the way for further discussions.

As smooth as silk

Extremely smooth to the touch or in manner.
The fabric felt as smooth as silk against her skin.

Keep it smooth

To maintain calm and avoid problems.
During the meeting, everyone did their best to keep it smooth despite differing opinions.

Smooth talker

Someone who persuades others with flattering or persuasive words.
He's such a smooth talker, he could sell ice to Eskimos.

Take the rough with the smooth

To accept both the good and the bad.
Life has its ups and downs, and you have to take the rough with the smooth.

Smooth over

To try to make a problem seem less serious or to resolve it.
They tried to smooth over the disagreement before it escalated.

Smooth operator

Someone who handles situations effortlessly.
She's a smooth operator, always managing to navigate complex negotiations.

Smooth as glass

Very smooth, often used to describe calm water.
The lake was smooth as glass, reflecting the sky perfectly.

Smooth moves

Skillful actions or maneuvers.
He impressed everyone with his smooth moves on the dance floor.

Smooth out

To remove obstacles or difficulties.
We need to smooth out these issues for the project to proceed.

Make smooth

To ease or facilitate something.
The new policy is designed to make smooth the application process.

Have a smooth run

To experience a period of uninterrupted progress or success.
The team had a smooth run this season, winning most of their matches.


What is the verb form of Smooth?

The verb form is "smooth" (e.g., to smooth out wrinkles).

Why is it called Smooth?

It originates from Old English "smōth," meaning free from roughness or unevenness.

What is the root word of Smooth?

The Old English root is "smōth."

What is the singular form of Smooth?

"Smooth" is already in its singular form.

What is the pronunciation of Smooth?

Smooth is pronounced as /smuːð/.

What is the plural form of Smooth?

"Smooths" when referring to multiple instances of making things even.

Which conjunction is used with Smooth?

Any conjunction can be used, depending on the sentence.

Which article is used with Smooth?

Both "a" and "the" can be used.

Is Smooth an adverb?

No, "smooth" is not an adverb.

Which vowel is used before Smooth?

It depends on context, but often "a" or "the."

Which preposition is used with Smooth?

"Smooth over" or "smooth out."

What is the third form of Smooth?

The third form is "smoothed."

Is Smooth an abstract noun?

No, it's not inherently abstract but can describe abstract concepts.

Is Smooth a countable noun?

In its noun form, it's generally uncountable.

Is the Smooth term a metaphor?

It can be used metaphorically, as in "smooth sailing."

How many syllables are in Smooth?

"Smooth" has one syllable.

What is a stressed syllable in Smooth?

The entire word "smooth" is stressed as it's one syllable.

Is Smooth a negative or positive word?

Generally positive, but neutral in descriptive contexts.

Is the word Smooth imperative?

It can be, as in "Smooth out the paper."

How do we divide Smooth into syllables?

Smooth is one syllable and isn't divided.

Which determiner is used with Smooth?

Determiners like "this," "that," "my," etc. can be used.

What is the second form of Smooth?

The second form is "smoothed."

How is Smooth used in a sentence?

"The artist's brush strokes were so fine that the painting looked incredibly smooth."

Is Smooth a noun or adjective?

"Smooth" can be both a noun and an adjective.

Is Smooth a vowel or consonant?

"Smooth" is a word composed of both vowels and consonants.

Is Smooth a collective noun?

No, "smooth" is not a collective noun.

What part of speech is Smooth?

"Smooth" can be an adjective, noun, or verb.

What is another term for Smooth?


What is the opposite of Smooth?


What is the first form of Smooth?

The first form is "smooth."
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