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Definition of "glide" []

  • To move in a smooth, effortless manner: a submarine gliding through the water. See Synonyms at slide. (verb-intransitive)
  • To move silently and furtively. (verb-intransitive)
  • To occur or pass imperceptibly. (verb-intransitive)
  • To fly without propulsion. Used of an aircraft. (verb-intransitive)
  • Music To blend one tone into the next; slur. (verb-intransitive)

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.

Use "glide" in a sentence
  • "Cavic began his glide into the wall, arms out straight underwater, and Phelps made a split-second decision to take a fast half-stroke, although a glide is usually the more effective finish."
  • "Adults flushed bird, turned him to me with missed shots, cock passed me in glide, and I brought him down."
  • "Yet, I can hear a slight glide from the strong vowel to the schwa before the rhotic r is pronounced in these words in American English."