Sleek (slEk), a. [Compar. Sleeker (-ər); superl. Sleekest.] [OE. slik; akin to Icel. slIkr, and OE. sliken to glide, slide, G. schleichen, OHG. slIhhan, D. slik, slijk, mud, slime, and E. slink. Cf. Slick, Slink.]

1.

Having an even, smooth surface; smooth; hence, glossy; as, sleek hair. Chaucer.

So sleek her skin, so faultless was her make.
Dryden.

2.

Not rough or harsh.

Those rugged names to our like mouths grow sleek.
Milton.

 

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Sleek, adv.

With ease and dexterity. [Low]

 

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Sleek, n.

That which makes smooth; varnish. [R.]

 

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Sleek, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sleeked (?);p. pr. & vb. n. Sleeking.]

To make even and smooth; to render smooth, soft, and glossy; to smooth over.

Sleeking her soft alluring locks.
Milton.

Gentle, my lord, sleek o'er your rugged looks.
Shak.

 

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Sleek (?), n.

A slick.

 

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