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sleek

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verb \ˈslēk\

Definition of sleek

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  slick <grooms sleeking cooled horses — Sunset>

  3. 2 :  to cover up :  gloss over

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  slick



Origin of sleek

Middle English sleken, alteration of sliken — more at slick


First Known Use: 15th century


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sleek

adjective

Simple Definition of sleek

  • : straight and smooth in design or shape

  • : smooth and shiny

  • : stylish and attractive

Full Definition of sleek

  1. 1a :  smooth and glossy as if polished <sleek dark hair>b :  having a smooth well-groomed look <sleek cattle>c :  healthy-looking

  2. 2 :  smooth in speech or manner; also :  unctuous

  3. 3a :  having a prosperous air <sleek luxury condominiums>b :  having trim graceful lines <a sleek car>c :  elegant, stylish <a sleek wardrobe>

sleek·ly adverb
sleek·ness noun

Examples of sleek

  1. the sleek lines of a sports car

  2. <a striking beauty with sleek raven hair>



Origin of sleek

alteration of 2slick


First Known Use: 1578

Synonym Discussion of sleek

sleek, slick, glossy mean having a smooth bright surface or appearance. sleek suggests a smoothness or brightness resulting from attentive grooming or physical conditioning <a sleek racehorse>. slick suggests extreme smoothness that results in a slippery surface <slipped and fell on the slick floor>. glossy suggests a highly reflective surface <photographs having a glossy finish>.


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