Advertisement - Continue reading below

Definition of "sloping" [slop•ing]

  • Having a slope. (adjective)
  • Present participle of slope. (verb)
  • An arrangement or motion by which something slopes. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "sloping" in a sentence
  • "Ice sloping from a bank may trap air underneath, reducing its strength."
  • "A few miles out from Kansas City, Missouri State, on a pleasant plain sloping off toward a murmuring stream, a branch of the mighty river, early in the spring of 1856, stood a rambling frame house two stories high, surrounded with piazzas, over which trailed grape-vines, clematis and Virginia creepers."
  • "Second, an obliquity of the interior part of the brain or skull -- in fact, a continuation upward of what is usually termed a sloping forehead; third, a distinct lessening of the posterior cerebral lobes, so that, as in the lower animals, they are not large enough to hide the cerebellum."