: relatively low to the ground or floor
a low-slung convertible
a low-slung modern building
a low-slung sofa

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Before the tornado, the street where Harris and his family lived was lined with mobile homes and low-slung small ranch houses, just a stone’s throw from the county’s courthouse. Emmanuel Felton, Washington Post, 27 Mar. 2023 Designer Kovac Design Studio leaned into midcentury features like low-slung furniture and floor-to-ceiling wood paneling. Rachel Silva, ELLE Decor, 17 Mar. 2023 Imagine a small, clubby room with cozy leather booths tucked inside a low-slung, single-story brick building in Beverly Hills. Devorah Lev-tov, Vogue, 14 Mar. 2023 For context, perhaps the Swissrider’s closest competition comes from the Wilier Filante Hybrid, which weighs almost exactly the same but caters to a much smaller customer base due to its more low-slung racing geometry. Michael Van Runkle, Robb Report, 14 Mar. 2023 Many lack seating, and are squeezed in aging, low-slung strip malls, next to coin laundromats or nail salons. Norimitsu Onishi, New York Times, 5 Mar. 2023 How, then, to increase the efficiency of the power transfer without having to make the low-slung receivers even more vulnerable? Seungyoung Ahn, IEEE Spectrum, 26 Mar. 2013 Mai Morsch, editor My new Agolde low-slung baggy jeans are quickly becoming a favorite item in my wardrobe. Alexis Bennett, Vogue, 1 Mar. 2023 Next door is a spacious living room with a low-slung, ’70s-style cognac leather couch, a grand piano that Loellmann inherited from his grandfather and a framed image by the Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki. Gisela Williams Kasia Gatkowska, New York Times, 1 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1840, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of low-slung was in 1840

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“Low-slung.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/low-slung. Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

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