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Slit appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • Whoever slit the sheets is a good sheet slitter.
  • I slit a sheet, a sheet I slit, upon a slitted sheet I sit.
  • I slit a sheet, a sheet I slit, and on that slitted sheet I sit.
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Slit appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • 'Til some may fill ivy amid a fad, I may villify a memo slit.
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The word slit is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun slit

What does slit mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: slits

  1. a long narrow opening
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: opening = a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made
    • more specific words:
      • jag = a slit in a garment that exposes material of a different color underneath
      • slot = a small slit
      • vent = a slit in a garment
  2. obscene terms for female genitals
  3. a depression scratched or carved into a surface
  4. a narrow fissure

Alternative definition of the noun slit


  1. A narrow cut or opening; a slot.
  2. [context: vulgar, slang] The opening of the vagina.
  3. [context: vulgar, slang] A derogatory name for a woman, usually a sexually loose woman; a prostitute.

Definition of the verb slit

What does slit mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections:

simple pastpast participlepresent participlethird-person singular

  1. make a clean cut through
    • example: slit her throat
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient]Carol crushed the ice
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] with [Instrument]Carol crushed the ice with a hammer | Tony broke the window with a hammer
      [Instrument - concrete object] [Verb] [Adverb]That chisel carves well | That hammer crushes well | This knife cuts well
      [Instrument - concrete object] [Verb] [Patient]The hammer broke the window | The hammer crushed the marble
      [Patient - concrete object] [Verb] [Adverb]Marble carves easily | The bread cuts easily | The ice crushes easily

      Verbs of Cutting (with the same syntax): bruise, chip, cleave, crumble, crumple, crunch, crush, cube, dent, dice, fillet, flake, flatten, gash, gouge, grate, grind, mangle, mash, mince, nick, notch, perforate, pulverize, scrunch, shred, slice, smash, squash, squish.

    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonym of slit: slice
    • more generic word: cut = separate with or as if with an instrument
  2. cut a slit into
    • example: slit the throat of the victim
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic word: incise = make an incision into by carving or cutting

Alternative definition of the verb slit


  1. To cut a narrow opening.
  2. To split in two parts.


  1. Slit is a fictional character from the 1985 film Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment.
  2. Slit is a fictional character from the 2015 film Mad Max: Fury Road.


  1. "Slit" is a musical album of Barb Wire Dolls.
    • released in
  2. "SLIT" is a musical album of Yasuhiro Abe.
    • released on (11 years ago)
  3. "Slit" is a musical EP of James Ruskin.
  4. "Slit" is a musical album of Go Koyashiki.
    • released on (6 years ago)


  1. Slit refers to a family of related genes which encode a corresponding set of secreted proteins, also collectively referred to as Slit. The ventral midline of the central nervous system is a key place where axons can either decide to cross and laterally project or stay on the same side of the brain. The main function of Slit proteins is to act as midline repellents, preventing the crossing of longitudinal axons through the midline of the central nervous system of most bilaterian animal species, including mice, chickens, humans, insects, nematode worms and planarians. It also prevents the recrossing of commissural axons. Its canonical receptor is Robo but it may have other receptors. The Slit protein is produced and secreted by cells within the floor plate or by midline glia and diffuses outward. Slit/Robo signaling is important in pioneer axon guidance.
  2. Slit a.k.a. Itaguazurenda Airport is a public use airport located near Itaguazurenda, Santa Cruz, Bolivia.

Phrases with Slit

Phrases starting with the word Slit:

  1. slit lamp
  2. slit trench
  3. Slit Wormsnail
  4. Slit-Pore Sea Rod

Phrases ending with the word Slit:

  1. gill slit
  2. vulvar slit
  3. pudendal slit

Other phrases containing the word Slit:

  1. Ja Slit-Faced Bat
  2. Dwarf Slit-Faced Bat
  3. Four-Slit Toothshell
  4. Hairy Slit-Faced Bat
  5. Javan Slit-Faced Bat
  6. Large Slit-Faced Bat
  7. Bate's Slit-Faced Bat
  8. Narrow-Slit Tuskshell
  9. Wood's Slit-Faced Bat
  10. Gambian Slit-Faced Bat
  11. Malayan Slit-Faced Bat
  12. Egyptian Slit-Faced Bat
  13. Giant Slit-Pore Sea Rod

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Slit

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Google previewManual of Exotic Pet Practice (2008)

by Mark Mitchell, Thomas N. Tully Jr.

Avian species have only one sinus, the infraorbital sinus, Figure 10-14 The choanal slit is the oral-nasal interface on the dorsal...

The choanal slit is a V- shaped structure in the dorsal surface of the oral cavity, with the base of the V being most ...

Google previewHow to Read Oceanic Art (2014)

by Eric Kjellgren

The long vertical slit is the mouth from which the sound of the ancestor's “voice” emerges when the gong is played. The arms, which are tiny in proportion to the facial features, appear on either side of the face, and the large spiral motifs ...

Google previewIn Memory of Akira Tonomura (2014)

Physicist and Electron Microscopist by K. Fujikawa

After all, opening or closing the slit is a lastminute decision!” Well, quantum mechanics saves us in a very interesting way. It shows that this modulo momentum, p mod (h/L), has a very interesting property: if the particle is confined to a location ...

Google previewThe Picara (1991)

From Hera to Fantasy Heroine by Anne K. Kaler

A slit is a turn-back in the weaving, either caused accidentally where two areas of different colour coincide along the line of the warp, or created intentionally by the weaver...

Google previewGuidance Molecules in Cancer and Tumor Angiogenesis (2012)

The Slit/Robo Signaling Interaction is Well Characterized A. Slit is a Large Secreted Factor B. Robo is a Highly Conserved Transmembrane Receptor C. Cleavage of Robo Reveals Additional Regulatory Complexities D. Structural Studies ...

Google previewGemstones (2012)

by Michael O'Donoghue

The slit is the most important part of the spectroscope as the spectrum seen is a series ...

Google previewMoral Calculations (1998)

Game Theory, Logic, and Human Frailty by Laszlo Mero

Then the frog, or the electron, behaves as a wave, and a wave perceives whether one or two slits are open: It passes through only one or both accordingly. Each open slit is the source of another wave, just as when ...

Google previewA First Course in String Theory (2004)

by Barton Zwiebach

a closed curve looping around the slit is a possible closed string. In this string diagram there are no canonical closed strings. but there are many possible closed strings. The signal of short-distance physics that suggests ...

Google previewThe Guide to Amateur Astronomy (1995)

by Jack Newton, Philip Teece

The slit is the most important part of the spectroscope. Care must be taken to ensure that the jaws meet squarely.

Google previewAllergy (2011)

by Stephen T Holgate, Martin K. Church, David H. Broide, Fernando D Martinez

Generally SLIT is a safe treatment that may be given as ...

Google previewA general pronouncing and explanatory dictionary of the English language (1812)

for the use of schools, foreigners, &c. on the plan of Mr. Sheridan by Stephen Jones, Thomas Sheridan

slit,, slit, 4 slit. , smell, smelt, ...

Google previewCambridge Academic Content Dictionary Reference Book with CD-ROM (2008)

by Cambridge University Press

slew slain sleep slept slept slide slid slid sling slung slung slink slunk slunk slit slit slit smell smelled smelled sneak sneaked, snuck sneaked, snuck sow sowed sown, sowed speak spoke spoken speed sped, speeded sped, speeded spend ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis].

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

and part, slit and slitted. Saxon j-ltian; Goth, and ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of American Usage and Style (2000)

by Bryan A. Garner

sat sat forget forgot forgotten slay slew slain forgive forgave forgiven sleep slept slept freeze froze frozen slide slid slid get got gotten sling slung slung give gave given slink slunk slunk go went gone slit slit slit grind ground ground mm sowed ...

Google previewA dictionary of the English language, greatly improved (1833)

by George FULTON (and KNIGHT (George))

obliqueSleet, slit, 11. a sort of small snow Sleety, slét'y, a. biinging sleet Sleeve, aléve, 11. a covering of the arm...

wanting propriety Sleight, slit, n. an artful trick ; a dexterous practice Slender, slen'dér, a. thin; small; weak Slept, slept, the past ...

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun slit:


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Small photo of Beautiful plump bright lips of pink color peep into the slit of colored paper.make-up, makeup, advertising, facial, boutique, smooth skin, emotions, surprise.Small photo of Beautiful plump bright lips of pink color peep into the slit of colored paper.Small photo of London - July 30, 2017: An up close look at an arrow slit and the surrounding stone work at The Tower of London.Small photo of Man working in carpentry workshop. He expands slit for the wedge in wooden handle of ax. Men at work. Hand work.Small photo of Man works in carpentry workshop. He cuts slit for wedge in a wooden handle with knife. Men at work. Manual labor.Small photo of Concept of benefits of natural organic food. A cut (slit) of a savoy cabbage on green wooden background. Vertical close-up of cross sectionSmall photo of Gaeta, Latina, Lazio, Italy - September 8, 2017: The narrow slit of the mountain with the staircase connecting the Chapel of the Crucifix to the Sanctuary of the Holy Trinity. More...

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Quotes about Slit

Scobble for whoredom whips his wife and cries
He'll slit her nose; but blubbering she replies,
"Good sir, make no more cuts i' th' outward skin,
One slit's enough to let adultery in. (Robert Herrick)
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Scrabble value of S1L1I1T1

The value of this 4-letter word is 4 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of SLIT

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