slither

verb slith·er \ ˈsli-t͟hər \

Definition of slither

intransitive verb
1 :to slide on or as if on a loose gravelly surface
2 :to slip or slide like a snake
transitive verb
:to cause to slide

Examples of slither in a Sentence

  1. The snake slithered through the garden.

  2. To get under the porch, I lay on my stomach and slithered like a snake.

  3. She slithered quietly into the room.

  4. He slithered his hand around her waist.

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Origin and Etymology of slither

Middle English slideren, from Old English slidrian, frequentative of slīdan to slide

slither Synonyms


SLITHER Defined for English Language Learners

slither

verb

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

slither

verb slith·er \ ˈsli-t͟hər \

Definition of slither for Students

slithered; slithering
:1glide
  • The snake slithers along.


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