Should it be ‘smooth’ or ‘smoothe’? And what’s the actual difference between these two words? We’ll cover that in detail below, plus teach you how to use the correct one in a sentence.
In short, ‘smoothe’ is an incorrect misspelling of the word ‘smooth.’
As we just learned, ‘smooth’ is the only correct spelling of the word. It’s often misspelled as ‘smooth’ and used as a verb to mean ‘to smooth out or straighten.’
Therefore, you should only use the version without the ‘e’ at the end. Otherwise, your writing will be ungrammatical and incorrect.
We know that ‘smooth’ means free of wrinkles or bumps, and we know that ‘smoothe’ isn’t actually a recognized word in the dictionary.
But what about ‘smoothen’?
Well, believe it or not, ‘smoothen’ is a real word. It’s a verb that means ‘to make smooth.’
Now, let’s quickly define ‘smooth’ so we know how to use it in a sentence.
According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of smooth is having a continuous, even surface.
But it could also mean being without hair or free from difficulties.
Other definitions of the word include serene, not sharp or harsh, and soothe.
It could also mean courteous or suave. For instance, you might hear someone say that someone else is a ‘smooth’ talker, meaning they’re suave or cool.
Synonyms of the word include:
Not sure how to pronounce the word? Here’s a short guide.
Now that we know what the word means and how to pronounce it, let’s take a look at how to use it in a sentence.
We’ve already learned that the only correct spelling of the word is without the ‘e.’ So, you know not to use that spelling of the word.
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