a slice of life

Definition of a slice of life

:an example of what ordinary life is like :something (such as a story or movie) that shows what ordinary life is like
  • The story is/shows/presents a slice of life in a small Midwestern town.

Word by Word Definitions

slice play
  1. : to cut with or as if with a knife

  2. : to stir or spread with a slice

  3. : to hit (a ball) so that a slice results

  1. : a thin flat piece cut from something

  2. : a wedge-shaped piece (as of pie or cake)

  3. : a spatula for spreading paint or ink

life play
  1. : the quality that distinguishes a vital and functional being from a dead body

  2. : a principle or force that is considered to underlie the distinctive quality of animate beings

  3. : an organismic state characterized by capacity for metabolism (see metabolism 1), growth, reaction to stimuli, and reproduction

  1. : of or relating to animate being

  2. : lifelong

  3. : using a living model


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