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slant

 
 
pronunciation:
slaent
parts of speech:
verb, noun
part of speech: verb
inflections: slants, slanting, slanted
definition: to be at a leaning or tilting angle.
The roof of the shed slants to the ground.My pencil slants when I hold it correctly.
 
synonyms:
incline, lean, slope, tilt
similar words:
angle, bend, list, pitch, tip
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a slope or incline.
The slant of the hill was too steep for the tractor.
synonyms:
inclination, incline, slope, tilt
similar words:
pitch
derivation: slantingly (adv.)