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slit

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noun \ˈslit\

Definition of slit

  1. :  a long narrow cut or opening

slit

adjective

slitless

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Examples of slit in a sentence

  1. You could see through the slit in the fence.

  2. The skirt has a slit on one side.

  3. a dress with a slit skirt

Origin and Etymology of slit

Middle English, from slitten


First Known Use: 12th century


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slit

transitive verb

Definition of slit

slit

slitting

  1. 1a :  to make a slit inb :  to cut off or away :  severc :  to form into a slit

  2. 2 :  to cut into long narrow strips

slitter

noun

Examples of slit in a sentence

  1. I slit the bag open at the top.

  2. The bag of seeds had been slit open.

Origin and Etymology of slit

Middle English slitten; akin to Middle High German slitzen to slit, Old High German slīzan to tear apart, Old English sciell shell — more at shell


First Known Use: 14th century



SLIT Defined for English Language Learners

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slit

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noun \ˈslit\

Definition of slit for English Language Learners

  • : a long, narrow cut or opening in something


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slit

transitive verb

Definition of slit for English Language Learners

  • : to make a long, narrow cut or opening in (something) with a sharp object


SLIT Defined for Kids

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slit

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noun \ˈslit\

Definition of slit for Students

  1. :  a long narrow cut or opening


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slit

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verb

Definition of slit for Students

slit

slitting

  1. :  to make a long narrow cut in :  slash



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