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   The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition.  2000.
 
slick
 
PRONUNCIATION:  slk
ADJECTIVE:Inflected forms: slick·er, slick·est
1. Smooth, glossy, and slippery: sidewalks slick with ice. See synonyms at sleek. 2. Deftly executed; adroit: “as slick as a sonnet, but as dull as ditch water” (Tallulah Bankhead). 3. Shrewd; wily. 4. Superficially attractive or plausible but lacking depth or soundness: a slick writing style. See synonyms at glib.
NOUN:1. A smooth or slippery surface or area. 2a. A floating film of oil. b. A trail of floating material: a garbage slick. 3. An implement used to make a surface slick, especially a chisel used for smoothing and polishing. 4. Informal A magazine, usually of large popular readership, printed on high-quality glossy paper. 5. A racing automobile tire with a smooth tread. 6. Slang An unarmed military aircraft, especially a helicopter.
TRANSITIVE VERB:Inflected forms: slicked, slick·ing, slicks
1. To make smooth, glossy, or oily. 2. Informal To make neat, trim, or tidy: slicked themselves up for the camera.
ETYMOLOGY:Middle English slike, from Old English *slice. See lei- in Appendix I. V., Middle English sliken, from Late Old English -slcian, -slcian (in ngslcod, freshly smoothed).
OTHER FORMS:slicklyADVERB
slicknessNOUN
 
 
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