Definition of slither
1 : to slide on or as if on a loose gravelly surface
2 : to slip or slide like a snake
: to cause to slide
Examples of slither in a Sentence
The snake slithered through the garden.
To get under the porch, I lay on my stomach and slithered like a snake.
She slithered quietly into the room.
He slithered his hand around her waist.
Recent Examples of slither from the Web
At first, the ferocity of Muldrow's singing made impact, especially when counterbalanced by Darius Jones' searing, slithering lines on alto saxophone.
The pain slithered into his life at age 12 and stayed day and night.
The river still slithered with reflections of orange lamppost light that reminded me of dragon scales.
Typically these networks originate in rooms packed with constantly running fax machines and then slither their way through several buildings.
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Origin and Etymology of slither
Middle English slideren, from Old English slidrian, frequentative of slīdan to slide
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
SLITHER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of slither for English Language Learners
: to move by sliding your entire body back and forth
: to move smoothly, quietly, or secretly like a snake
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