Definition of slender in English:


Line breaks: slen|der
Pronunciation: /ˈslɛndə

adjective (slenderer, slenderest)



(also slenderise) verb (chiefly North American )
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  • The goal with a round face is to provide a style that slenderizes.
  • Pendant earrings have a slenderising effect on full, round faces and they also soften the hard lines of an upswept hairstyle, as do very large earclips.
  • The six characters are being projected 700 years into the future, given superpowers, and outfitted in tight-fitting, slenderizing space gear.


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  • He examined his flat, slenderly muscled stomach, noted the distinct absence of red and green from his wardrobe, and scowled smugly.
  • She stepped back and crouched so her face was slenderly below his.
  • She turned around to reveal a large gash and a piece of metal imbedded into the flesh slenderly behind her right shoulder blade.


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  • It is a very attractive building and its slenderness and elegance will make it a very well-known structure in Dublin.
  • The slenderness of City's advantage meant the final whistle, when it finally came, was greeted with relief and applause in equal measure.
  • But given the slenderness of the plot, the result is so broad it's immediately shrill.


late Middle English: of unknown origin.

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