sleek ADJECTIVE 1) (of hair or fur) smooth, glossy, and healthy-looking. 2) wealthy and well-groomed in appearance. 3) elegant and streamlined.
VERB make (the hair) sleek by applying pressure or moisture.
DERIVATIVES sleekly adverb sleekness noun.
ORIGIN variant of SLICK(Cf. ↑slickness).

English terms dictionary. 2015.

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  • Sleekness — Sleek ness, n. The quality or state of being sleek; smoothness and glossiness of surface. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sleekness — noun 1. the quality of being well groomed and neatly tailored the sleekness of his appearance reminded me of his financial successes • Derivationally related forms: ↑sleek • Hypernyms: ↑appearance, ↑visual aspect 2. the smooth feel of silk fabric …   Useful english dictionary

  • sleekness — noun see sleek II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sleekness — See sleekly. * * * …   Universalium

  • sleekness — noun In a sleek manner …   Wiktionary

  • sleekness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A radiant brightness or glow, usually due to light reflected from a smooth surface: burnish, glaze, gloss, luster, polish, sheen, shine. See LIGHT …   English dictionary for students

  • sleekness — sleek·ness || slɪːknɪs n. smoothness, glossiness; well kept and prosperous appearance …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sleekness — sleek·ness …   English syllables

  • sleekness — See: sleek …   English dictionary

  • silkiness — noun the smooth feel of silk fabric • Syn: ↑sleekness • Derivationally related forms: ↑silky, ↑sleek (for: ↑sleekness) • Hypernyms: ↑smoothness …   Useful english dictionary

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