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There's always room out there for the hand-drawn image. I personally like the imperfection of hand drawing as opposed to the slick look of computer animation. But you can do good stuff either way. The Pixar movies are amazing in what they do, but there's plenty of independent animators who are doing really amazing things as well.
Matt Groening

Meaning of "slick" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SLICK

Probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Icelandic, Norwegian slikja to be or make smooth.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SLICK

slick  [slɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SLICK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Slick is a verb and can also act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb slick in English.

WHAT DOES SLICK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Slick

Slick may refer to: ▪ A puddle, especially of oil, as in an oil spill ▪ Slick tire, used in motor racing ▪ Slick, a large woodworking chisel ▪ The "slicks"; upmarket magazines printed on quality paper as opposed to pulp magazines printed on cheap poor quality paper ▪ Aeronautical jargon for a series of iron bombs, namely the Mk-82 500 lb and Mk-84 2000 lb versions ▪ "Slick" is the title of the second episode of Birds of Prey ▪ Slick Airways, a United States charter and scheduled freight airline ▪ Slick Entertainment, an independent game development studio ▪ Slick, a 2004 novel written by Daniel Price ▪ Slick, a 1977 album by Eddie Kendricks ▪ Slick, nickname for the Bell UH-1 Iroquois helicopter ▪ KCNT2, a human gene...

Definition of slick in the English dictionary

The first definition of slick in the dictionary is flattering and glib. Other definition of slick is adroitly devised or executed. Slick is also shrewd; sly.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO SLICK

PRESENT

Present
I slick
you slick
he/she/it slicks
we slick
you slick
they slick
Present continuous
I am slicking
you are slicking
he/she/it is slicking
we are slicking
you are slicking
they are slicking
Present perfect
I have slicked
you have slicked
he/she/it has slicked
we have slicked
you have slicked
they have slicked
Present perfect continuous
I have been slicking
you have been slicking
he/she/it has been slicking
we have been slicking
you have been slicking
they have been slicking
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I slicked
you slicked
he/she/it slicked
we slicked
you slicked
they slicked
Past continuous
I was slicking
you were slicking
he/she/it was slicking
we were slicking
you were slicking
they were slicking
Past perfect
I had slicked
you had slicked
he/she/it had slicked
we had slicked
you had slicked
they had slicked
Past perfect continuous
I had been slicking
you had been slicking
he/she/it had been slicking
we had been slicking
you had been slicking
they had been slicking
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will slick
you will slick
he/she/it will slick
we will slick
you will slick
they will slick
Future continuous
I will be slicking
you will be slicking
he/she/it will be slicking
we will be slicking
you will be slicking
they will be slicking
Future perfect
I will have slicked
you will have slicked
he/she/it will have slicked
we will have slicked
you will have slicked
they will have slicked
Future perfect continuous
I will have been slicking
you will have been slicking
he/she/it will have been slicking
we will have been slicking
you will have been slicking
they will have been slicking
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would slick
you would slick
he/she/it would slick
we would slick
you would slick
they would slick
Conditional continuous
I would be slicking
you would be slicking
he/she/it would be slicking
we would be slicking
you would be slicking
they would be slicking
Conditional perfect
I would have slick
you would have slick
he/she/it would have slick
we would have slick
you would have slick
they would have slick
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been slicking
you would have been slicking
he/she/it would have been slicking
we would have been slicking
you would have been slicking
they would have been slicking
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you slick
we let´s slick
you slick
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to slick
Past participle
slicked
Present Participle
slicking
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SLICK


acrylic
əˈkrɪlɪk
alcoholic
ˌælkəˈhɒlɪk
alec
ˈælɪk
catholic
ˈkæθəlɪk
click
klɪk
double-click
ˌdʌbəlˈklɪk
flick
flɪk
garlic
ˈɡɑːlɪk
hydraulic
haɪˈdrɒlɪk
italic
ɪˈtælɪk
klick
klɪk
lick
lɪk
malik
ˈmælɪk
metabolic
ˌmetəˈbɒlɪk
metallic
mɪˈtælɪk
psychedelic
ˌsaɪkɪˈdɛlɪk
public
ˈpʌblɪk
republic
rɪˈpʌblɪk
right-click
ˌraɪtˈklɪk
symbolic
sɪmˈbɒlɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SLICK

slice
slice bar
sliceable
sliced bread
slicer
slicken
slickener
slickenside
slickensided
slicker
slickered
slickly
slickness
slickrock
slickster
slickstone
slid
slidable
slidder
sliddery

WORDS THAT END LIKE SLICK

bootlick
cat-lick
chick flick
cowlick
deer lick
killick
left-click
melick
niblick
oil slick
pay-per-click
point-and-click
rollick
salt lick
Schlick
shashlick
skin flick
super-slick
ultraslick
unslick

Synonyms and antonyms of slick in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SLICK»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «slick» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of slick

Translation of «slick» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SLICK

Find out the translation of slick to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of slick from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «slick» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

娴熟的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

logrado
570 millions of speakers

English

slick
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

चालाक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

البقعة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

пятно
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

jeitoso
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বাক্পটুতাপূর্ণ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

bien ficelé
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Licin
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

professionell
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

素晴らしい
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

매끄러운
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Apik banget
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

trơn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மென்மையாய்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सरळ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kaygan
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

brillante
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zręczny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

пляма
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

slick
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κηλίδα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gladde
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

slick
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sleip
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of slick

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SLICK»

The term «slick» is very widely used and occupies the 14.646 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SLICK» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «slick» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «slick» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about slick

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10 QUOTES WITH «SLICK»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word slick.
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Jennifer Aniston
I've gone for each type: the rough guy; the nerdy, sweet, lovable guy; and the slick guy. I don't really have a type. Men in general are a good thing.
2
Tallulah Bankhead
I have three phobias which, could I mute them, would make my life as slick as a sonnet, but as dull as ditch water: I hate to go to bed, I hate to get up, and I hate to be alone.
3
John Berger
For the artist, drawing is discovery. And that is not just a slick phrase; it is quite literally true.
4
Poppy Z. Brite
I think film had a terrible effect on horror fiction particularly in the 80s, with certain writers turning out stuff as slick and cliched as Hollywood movies.
5
Jeffrey Brown
I think I've been able to build up a wide range of styles in storytelling, using comics in different ways from project to project. I think my art has become more accomplished, although I try to keep it from becoming slick or superficial.
6
Bette Davis
There are new words now that excuse everybody. Give me the good old days of heroes and villains, the people you can bravo or hiss. There was a truth to them that all the slick credulity of today cannot touch.
7
Snoop Dogg
To me, the Seventies were very inspirational and very influential... With my whole persona as Snoop Dogg, as a person, as a rapper. I just love the Seventies style, the way all the players dressed nice, you know, kept their hair looking good, drove sharp cars and they talked real slick.
8
Brad Goreski
A slick ponytail is a great way to add a modern, minimal look to your outfit.
9
Matt Groening
There's always room out there for the hand-drawn image. I personally like the imperfection of hand drawing as opposed to the slick look of computer animation. But you can do good stuff either way. The Pixar movies are amazing in what they do, but there's plenty of independent animators who are doing really amazing things as well.
10
Rachael Harris
Jeff Kinney is tall and has a great smile, but don't be fooled, he's as slick as they come. A real player. And how he came up with a book that appeals to kids ages 8-13 baffles me. He's an unbelievably kind man with a great family.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SLICK»

Discover the use of slick in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to slick and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Somebody to Love?: A Rock-and-Roll Memoir
Candid autobiography of the great rock diva of Jefferson Airplane & Jefferson Starship revealing her wildly outlandish life in the Sixties & the Seventies.
Grace Slick, Andrea Cagan, 2008
2
Slick
Liza, determined to prove that her mother's boyfriend is no good, starts researching the oil company he works for.
Sara Cassidy, 2010
3
Slick
Whitey Ford tells the story of his rise from the sandlots of New York to national prominence at Yankee Stadium, describing events from the Yankee past and the golden age of baseball
Whitey Ford, Phil Pepe, 1988
4
Slick
Best friends Dana and Sylvia definitely keep each other's secrets--including hiding Dana's affair from her husband.
Brenda Hampton, 2005
5
Tom Slick: True Life Encounters in Cryptozoology
This true story of Texas millionaire Tom Slick’s quest for the Abominable Snowman and other cryptids—creatures unknown to science—reveals a life made for the movies.
Loren Coleman, 2002
6
Slick Watts's Tales from the Seattle Supersonics
Much like the way he played the game, Watts combines boundless energy and unexpected entertainment as he spins, jumps, and shoots his way through this collection of tales from Seattle's original hardwood.
Slick Watts, 2005
7
Big Slick
. . In this breakneck-paced novel about gambling and growing up, the stakes are high, and Andrew must ask himself: What does going all in really mean?
Eric Luper, 2007
8
The Influence
Mark is in his garden, grieving and depressed over the unexplained death of his son and without knowing it, is almost coaxed by a demon into committing suicide.
Matthew John Slick, 2011
9
Too Slick to Stick: Two Lives of a Player
Darrell Williams is a man on a mission.
Darrell Williams, 2007
10
Boom, Baby!: My Basketball Life in Indiana
Bobby "Slick" Leonard has etched his name forever on the Mount Rushmore of Indiana basketball, and in Boom, Baby! he shares memories from his storied career.
Bobby "Slick" Leonard, Lew Freedman, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SLICK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term slick is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Big oil slick off Santa Barbara County coast sparks new concerns
An oil slick that stretched more than 3 miles was spotted Wednesday by some kayakers, about two months after a ruptured pipeline spilled more than 21,000 ... «Los Angeles Times, Jul 15»
2
Big Slick Celebrity Weekend a big benefit for children's hospital
It's a bunch of fun — celebrities everywhere, softball at the K, bowling and bocce, an auction party — but Big Slick Celebrity Weekend all starts at Children's ... «Kansas City Star, Jun 15»
3
Pitbull a fan of Bush's 'slick' humor
“I was [like,] 'Jeb, that was pretty slick!' ” Pitbull exclaimed. But even a quick, eyebrow-raising one-liner won't win an endorsement from the Latin Grammy winner. «The Hill, May 15»
4
Fuel slick washes up on Canary Islands after ship sinks
MADRID Around 120 kilos of shipping fuel has been scraped up off the Spanish Gran Canaria tourist beaches Veneguera, Tasarte and Taurito, the government ... «Reuters UK, Apr 15»
5
Dallas streetcar travel resumes with slick electric system
DALLAS — A slick new electric streetcar system has begun service between downtown Dallas and the Oak Cliff neighborhood. Dallas Area Rapid Transit says ... «Albuquerque Journal, Apr 15»
6
Banking cyber thieves may be too slick for their own good
LONDON Fraudsters are slick and smooth when they request new bank accounts or credit cards -- a characteristic an Israeli company wants to use against them. «Reuters, Mar 15»
7
Slick, hazardous roads; Proceed with caution
Okla. — Slick and hazardous conditions are reported on highways and interstates statewide tonight as winter precipitation continues moving across Oklahoma. «kfor.com, Mar 15»
8
Watch for slick spots on highways, frozen slush on roads
Light-to-moderate snowfall across both the Oklahoma City and Tulsa metro areas is adding to the slick and hazardous nature of highways and interstates in ... «kfor.com, Feb 15»
9
Share “Winter weather causes slick road...”
Winter weather in Oklahoma created slick road conditions and led to some early closings and cancellations throughout the day Monday, officials reported. «NewsOK.com, Feb 15»
10
Wintry Weather Closes Schools, Causes Slick Road Conditions In …
Another round of wintry weather brought freezing rain and snow across the state Sunday night into early Monday morning, causing slick and hazardous road ... «news9.com KWTV, Feb 15»

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