\ ə-ˈslant How to pronounce aslant (audio) \

Definition of aslant

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: in a slanting direction : obliquely

Definition of aslant (Entry 2 of 2)

: over or across in a slanting direction

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Synonyms: Adverb or adjective

Antonyms: Adverb or adjective

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First Known Use of aslant

Adverb or adjective

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Preposition

1596, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of aslant was in the 13th century

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“Aslant.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aslant. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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\ ə-ˈslant How to pronounce aslant (audio) \

Kids Definition of aslant

: in a slanting direction with head aslant

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