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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively.

Usage examples (30)
  • "If I must choose one or the other, I prefer a rough-spoken soldier to a smooth-spoken courtier."
  • He was always a villain, smooth-spoken and plausible, but a dangerous, subtle villain all the same.
  • “Now, a plague upon all smooth-spoken hosts!” said Wayland, unable longer to suppress his mortification and uneasiness.
  • A tight, trig, bustling body she, black and polished as ebony, smooth-spoken and respectful, and quite a favorite with everybody. for more
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