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sidelong Line breaks: side|long
Pronunciation: /ˈsʌɪdlɒŋ/

Definition of sidelong in English:

adjective& adverb

Directed to or from one side; sideways: [as adjective]: Steve gave her a sidelong glance [as adverb]: he looked sidelong at her with a quick smile
More example sentences
  • Other diners in the cafeteria cast sidelong glances as they hear his Québécois accent decry the injustices of the street.
  • She gives me a sidelong glance from behind the white frames of her glasses.
  • He had to endure years of sidelong glances at the school gate.
indirect, oblique, sideways, sideward, side;
surreptitious, furtive, covert, sly
indirectly, obliquely, sideways, out of the corner of one's eye;
archaic askance


Late Middle English: alteration of earlier sideling, from side + the adverbial suffix -ling.

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