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Definition of "slender" []

  • Having little width in proportion to height or length; long and thin: a slender rod. (adjective)
  • Thin and delicate in build; gracefully slim: "She was slender as a willow shoot is slender—and equally graceful, equally erect” ( Frank Norris). (adjective)
  • Small in amount or extent; meager: slender wages; a slender chance of survival. (adjective)
  • Of small width relative to length or height (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (esp of a person's figure) slim and well-formed (adjective)
  • Small or inadequate in amount, size, etc (adjective)
  • (of hopes, etc) having little foundation; feeble (adjective)
  • Very small (adjective)
  • (of a sound) lacking volume (adjective)
  • (now only in Irish phonology) relating to or denoting a close front vowel, such as i or e (adjective)

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Use "slender" in a sentence
  • "Miss Drexel, seized by inspiration or desperation, with a quick movement stripped off her short, corduroy tramping-skirt, and, looking very lithe and boyish in slender-cut pongee bloomers, ran along the sand and dropped the skirt for a foothold for the slowly revolving wheels."
  • "Cute little girls frozen forever in slender bodies."
  • "At one point Miss Drexel "seized by inspiration or desperation, with a quick movement stripped off her short, corduroy tramping-skirt, and, looking very lithe and boyish in slender-cut pongee bloomers," throws the skirt under the wheels to give the machine's wheels purchase."