smack Definition

  • 1a sharp blow or slap
  • 2a loud, sharp sound
  • 3to hit something with a sharp blow or slap

Using smack: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "smack" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    He gave the ball a good smack with his bat.

  • Example

    She delivered a smack to his face.

  • Example

    The door closed with a loud smack.

  • Example

    I heard the smack of the windshield against the rock.

smack Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for smack

Phrases with smack

  • exactly in the center of something


    The house is located smack in the middle of the city.

  • smack one's lips

    to make a noise with one's mouth indicating pleasure or anticipation, often before eating or drinking something


    He smacked his lips at the sight of the delicious food.

  • to have a suggestion or implication of something, often negative


    His explanation smacks of dishonesty.

Origins of smack

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Summary: smack in Brief

The term 'smack' [smæk] refers to a sharp blow or slap, or a loud, sharp sound. It can be used as a verb or a noun, and synonyms include 'slap,' 'hit,' and 'strike.' Phrases like 'smack in the middle' denote exact positioning, while 'smack one's lips' describes an action of anticipation. The phrase 'smack of something' implies a suggestion, often negative.

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