noun \ˈslit\

: a long, narrow cut or opening in something

Full Definition of SLIT

:  a long narrow cut or opening
slit adjective
slit·less \ˈslit-ləs\ adjective

Examples of SLIT

  1. You could see through the slit in the fence.
  2. The skirt has a slit on one side.
  3. a dress with a slit skirt

Origin of SLIT

Middle English, from slitten
First Known Use: 12th century


transitive verb

: to make a long, narrow cut or opening in (something) with a sharp object


Full Definition of SLIT

a :  to make a slit in
b :  to cut off or away :  sever
c :  to form into a slit
:  to cut into long narrow strips
slit·ter noun

Examples of SLIT

  1. I slit the bag open at the top.
  2. The bag of seeds had been slit open.

Origin of SLIT

Middle English slitten; akin to Middle High German slitzen to slit, Old High German slīzan to tear apart, Old English sciell shell — more at shell
First Known Use: 14th century


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