1. made slick by e.g. ice or grease
- sidewalks slick with ice
- roads are slickest when rain has just started and hasn't had time to wash away the oil
2. superficially impressive, but actually untrustworthy.
- a slick advertising campaign
3. having only superficial plausibility
- a slick commercial
4. having a smooth, gleaming surface reflecting light
- slick seals and otters
5. marked by skill in deception
- a slick evasive answer
6. (US slang) extraordinarily great or special.
Sentences with slick as an adjective:
- This rain is making the roads slick.
- The top coating of lacquer gives this finish a slick look.
- They read all kinds of slick magazines.
- That new sales rep is slick. Be sure to read the fine print before you buy anything.
- Our new process for extracting needles from haystacks is extremely slick.
- That was a slick move, locking your keys in the car.
- That is one slick bicycle: it has all sorts of features!
1. a slippery smoothness
- he could feel the slickness of the tiller
2. a magazine printed on good quality paper
Similar word(s): glossy
3. a film of oil or garbage floating on top of water
Definition categories: man–made, film
4. a trowel used to make a surface slick
Definition categories: man–made, trowel
Sentences with slick as a noun:
- Careful in turn three — there's an oil slick on the road.
- The oil slick has now spread to cover the entire bay, critically endangering the sea life.
- You'll go much faster if you put on slicks.
- The project was delayed because the slick had not been delivered to the printer.