Sleek Sleek (sl[=e]k), a. [Compar. {Sleeker} (sl[=e]k"[~e]r); superl. {Sleekest}.] [OE. slik; akin to Icel. sl[=i]kr, and OE. sliken to glide, slide, G. schleichen, OHG. sl[=i]hhan, D. slik, slijk, mud, slime, and E. slink. Cf. {Slick}, {Slink}.] 1. Having an even, smooth surface; smooth; hence, glossy; as, sleek hair. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

So sleek her skin, so faultless was her make. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. Not rough or harsh. [1913 Webster]

Those rugged names to our like mouths grow sleek. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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