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EtymologyEdit

Late variant of slick.

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sleek (comparative sleeker, superlative sleekest)

  1. Having an even, smooth surface; smooth
    sleek hair
    Synonyms: frictionless, silky; see also Thesaurus:smooth
  2. glossy
    Synonyms: glacé, sheeny; see also Thesaurus:glossy
  3. Not rough or harsh.
    Synonyms: civilized, classy, elegant, graceful, refined
    • 1673, Milton, John, “Sonnet 11”, in Poems, line 10:
      Those rugged names to our like mouths grow sleek.
  4. Slim and streamlined; not plump, thick, or stocky.
    Synonyms: lithe, svelte; see also Thesaurus:slender

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AdverbEdit

sleek (comparative more sleek, superlative most sleek)

  1. (dated) With ease and dexterity.

VerbEdit

sleek (third-person singular simple present sleeks, present participle sleeking, simple past and past participle sleeked)

  1. To make smooth or glossy; to polish or cause to be attractive.

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NounEdit

sleek (uncountable)

  1. That which makes smooth; varnish.

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ScotsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Variant of slick.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

sleek (comparative sleeker, superlative sleekest)

  1. sleek

VerbEdit

sleek (third-person singular present sleeks, present participle sleekin, past sleekit, past participle sleekit)

  1. to sleek