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slit

noun \ ˈslit \
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of slit

:a long narrow cut or opening

slit

adjective

slitless

play \ˈslit-ləs\ adjective

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

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Origin and Etymology of slit

Middle English, from slitten

slit Synonyms


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slit

verb

Definition of slit

slit; slitting
transitive verb
1 a :to make a slit in
b :to cut off or away :sever
c :to form into a slit
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.

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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



SLIT Defined for English Language Learners

slit

noun

Definition of slit for English Language Learners

  • : a long, narrow cut or opening in something


slit

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

noun \ ˈslit \

Definition of slit for Students

:a long narrow cut or opening

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slit

verb

Definition of slit for Students

slit; slitting
:to make a long narrow cut in :slash


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