The sunlight slanted down through the leaves and branches of the trees.
She slanted her hat a little to the right.
They deliberately slanted the story to make themselves look good. Noun
The computer keyboard is positioned at a slant so that typing is more comfortable for the wrists.
He sliced the carrots on a slant.
Recent Examples on the Web
Tight end Donald Parham was asked to head off off slanting end Jonathan Bullard.—Tom Krasovic, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Sep. 2023 Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome: What to Know About the Rare and Fatal Genetic Disorder
Signs and Symptoms
The condition includes signs such as downward slanting eyelids, little presence of eyelashes, and absent or small ears.—Amanda MacMillan, Health, 9 Aug. 2023 When the puppet crested the hill into the slanting winter sunshine, crowds of children ran toward it, dancing.—Brooke Jarvis, New York Times, 26 July 2023 The slanting light from the late afternoon sun framed an abundance of flowers: burgundy, maroon and hot pink dahlias, salvias, verbena, blue sage and magenta sedums.—Catie Marron, Washington Post, 14 June 2023 So, look for an organizer that has adjustable shelves, or even slanted shelves that can fit bottles on their side.—Kathleen Willcox, Popular Mechanics, 24 Aug. 2023 During menopause, estrogen declines slanting the storage of body fat toward male pattern obesity.—Bryant Stamford, The Courier-Journal, 1 Sep. 2023 Actors and screenwriters went on strike seeking a fair share of an entertainment economy now slanted toward streaming.—Suzanne Nossel, The New Republic, 31 July 2023 Check which direction the doorframe is slanted toward with a level, then position the screw on the opposite side of the frame to pull the frame back into alignment.—Timothy Dale, Better Homes & Gardens, 27 July 2023
The genre slant promised by the title seems to be less of a tonal responsibility than an excuse to abruptly break out into the occasional suspense set piece.—J. Kim Murphy, Variety, 10 Nov. 2023 The drive was aided by a 43-yard pass from Tagovailoa to junior wide receiver Kaden Prather and a fourth-and-2 conversion at Virginia’s 2-yard line when Tagovailoa hit Jones on a slant for 6 yards.—Edward Lee, Baltimore Sun, 16 Sep. 2023 That unarticulated but ever-present performative slant colors all of Wiseman’s films, presenting a tension with the director’s unobtrusive and very unhurried style of shooting.—J. Kim Murphy, Variety, 22 Nov. 2023 This is where he’s been getting tripped up, forgetting, at a slant in the sky, that there is another foothold only a few inches from him that is going to be crucial to get to the next step.—Julissa James, Los Angeles Times, 9 Aug. 2023 Rookie corner Christian Gonzalez, who went wire to wire and looked legit, made a tremendous pass break-up on a slant for Smith to give Jones one last shot.—Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 11 Sep. 2023 At its core, The Other Black Girl is a truly interesting story, but its slant into the paranormal actually does more harm than good at times.—Ineye Komonibo, refinery29.com, 29 Sep. 2023 With 7:12 remaining in the second quarter, Zach Wilson hit Garrett Wilson on a slant play that went 68 yards for a touchdown.—Sportsday Staff, Dallas News, 17 Sep. 2023 Those three songs not only suggest a more reflective tone for Glynne’s upcoming album, but also a diversification of sound, with different slants on her soulful pop bedrock.—Jason Lipshutz, Billboard, 23 Oct. 2023 See More
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Middle English slenten to fall obliquely, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian dialect slenta to slope, Old Norse sletta to throw carelessly