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sloping Line breaks: slop¦ing
Pronunciation: /ˈsləʊpɪŋ/

Definition of sloping in English:


Inclined from a horizontal or vertical line: a sloping floor
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  • Beads of sweat broke out on low, sloping brows.
  • The new terminal has been designed on three levels, taking advantage of the sloping terrain.
  • I settled onto the sand of the now gently sloping reef.

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