Definition of slantwise in English:

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slantwise

Pronunciation: /ˈslantˌwīz/

adjective& adverb

At an angle or in a sloping direction: [as adjective]: a slantwise glance [as adverb]: the bird veers and drops slantwise toward the tree
More example sentences
  • The most controversial and dramatic elements of the building, the 14 thermal chimneys. are clearly related to the pilaster-like piers by patinated aluminium bronze plate ducts which run slantwise across the roof slope.
  • Horses jammed the ford over the stream; Michael crossed above them, galloping slantwise across the slope after the belling pack, stretched low on his horse's neck to clear the branches.
  • Rain is slashing slantwise, mixing with spray from waves smashing into jetty walls.

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Syllabification: slant·wise

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