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.
Origin and Etymology of slither
Middle English slideren, from Old English slidrian, frequentative of slīdan to slide
First Known Use: before 12th century
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
SLITHER Defined for Kids
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