Slither – meaning of the word and examples

(of bodies) to move easily and quickly across a surface while twisting or curving. (Cambridge Dictionary)

Move smoothly over a surface with a twisting or oscillating motion. (Oxford Dictionaries)

Slide or slip unsteadily on a loose or slippery surface. (Oxford Dictionaries)

To slide on or as if on a loose gravelly surface. (Merriam – Webster)

To slip or slide like a snake. (Merriam – Webster)

If you slither somewhere, you slide along in an uneven way. (Collins Dictionary)

If an animal such as a snake slithers, it moves along in a curving way. (Collins Dictionary)


Longman. Slither.

Sliver, slither, or have they converged?


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