flowing vs sleek what difference

what is difference between flowing and sleek

English

Etymology

From Middle English flowyng; equivalent to flow +‎ -ing.

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈfloʊ.ɪŋ/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈfləʊ.ɪŋ/
  • Rhymes: -əʊɪŋ

Verb

flowing

  1. present participle of flow

Noun

flowing (plural flowings)

  1. The action of the verb to flow
    the flowing of the river

Adjective

flowing (comparative more flowing, superlative most flowing)

  1. Tending to flow.
  2. Moving, proceeding or shaped smoothly, gracefully, or continuously.

Synonyms

  • (tending to flow): fluent, streaming; see also Thesaurus:flowing

Hyponyms

  • fast-flowing
  • fastest-flowing

Derived terms

  • flowingly
  • flowingness

Translations

Anagrams

  • Wilfong, folwing, fowling, wolfing


English

Etymology

A late variant of slick; cognate to German schleichen (Old High German slihhan) and Dutch slijk (mud, slime). Compare slink.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sliːk/
  • Rhymes: -iːk

Adjective

sleek (comparative sleeker, superlative sleekest)

  1. Having an even, smooth surface; smooth
    Synonyms: frictionless, silky; see also Thesaurus:smooth
  2. glossy
    Synonyms: glacé, sheeny; see also Thesaurus:glossy
  3. Not rough or harsh.
    Synonyms: civilized, classy, elegant, graceful, refined
  4. Slim and streamlined; not plump, thick, or stocky.
    Synonyms: lithe, svelte; see also Thesaurus:slender
  5. Of stock animals, healthy, well-fed and well-groomed; in good condition.

Derived terms

  • sleekly
  • sleekness
  • sleekstone

Translations

Adverb

sleek (comparative more sleek, superlative most sleek)

  1. (dated) With ease and dexterity.

Verb

sleek (third-person singular simple present sleeks, present participle sleeking, simple past and past participle sleeked)

  1. To make smooth or glossy; to polish or cause to be attractive.

Translations

Noun

sleek (uncountable)

  1. That which makes smooth; varnish.

Translations

Anagrams

  • Keels, Klees, Leske, Selke, elkes, keels, leeks, skeel

Scots

Etymology

Variant of slick.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /slik/

Adjective

sleek (comparative sleeker, superlative sleekest)

  1. sleek

Verb

sleek (third-person singular present sleeks, present participle sleekin, past sleekit, past participle sleekit)

  1. to sleek

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