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slit

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noun \ˈslit\

Simple Definition of slit

  • : a long, narrow cut or opening in something

Full Definition of slit

  1. :  a long narrow cut or opening

slit adjective
slit·less play \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

Rhymes with slit


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slit

transitive verb

Simple Definition of slit

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

Full Definition of slit

slitslit·ting

  1. 1a :  to make a slit inb :  to cut off or away :  severc :  to form into a slit

  2. 2 :  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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