how to pronounce slick


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the above transcription of slick is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

slick is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of slick in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… he's the floor slick sometimes I miss my …”

meanings of slick


  1. A tire with a smooth surface instead of a tread pattern, often used in auto racing.
  2. A wide paring chisel used in joinery.
  3. A covering of liquid, particularly oil.
  4. A helicopter.
  5. A camera-ready image to be used by a printer. The "slick" is photographed to produce a negative image which is then used to burn a positive offset plate or other printing device.
  6. Someone who is clever and untrustworthy.
  7. A tool used to make something smooth or even.
  8. Alternative form of schlich.


  1. Extraordinarily great or special.
  2. Appearing expensive or sophisticated.
  3. Slippery or smooth due to a covering of liquid; often used to describe appearances.
  4. Sleek; smooth.
  5. Superficially convincing but actually untrustworthy.
  6. Clever, making an apparently hard task easy.


  1. To make slick.


  1. A term of address, generally applied to males, possibly including strangers, implying that the person addressed is slick in the sense of "sophisticated", but often used sarcastically.

slick frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word slick occurs in english on average 6.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics slick can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that slick can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to slick


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