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sidelong

adverb side·long \ ˈsīd-ˌlȯŋ \

Definition of sidelong

2 archaic :on the side

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Origin and Etymology of sidelong

alteration of 1sideling


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sidelong

adjective

Definition of sidelong

1 :lying or inclining to one side :slanting
2 a :directed to one side
  • sidelong looks
b :indirect rather than straightforward

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First Known Use of sidelong

1598


SIDELONG Defined for English Language Learners

sidelong

adjective

Definition of sidelong for English Language Learners

  • : made to the left or right or out of the corner of your eye


SIDELONG Defined for Kids

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sidelong

adjective side·long \ ˈsīd-ˌlȯŋ \

Definition of sidelong for Students

:made to one side or out of the corner of the eye
  • a sidelong look

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sidelong

adverb

Definition of sidelong for Students

:out of the corner of the eye
  • The boy glanced sidelong at the pie on the table.


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