[ lep-toh ]
/ ˈlɛp toʊ /
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Origin of lepto
Other definitions for lepto (2 of 2)
a combining form meaning “thin,” “fine,” “slight,” used in the formation of compound words: leptophyllous.
Also especially before a vowel, lept-.
Origin of lepto-
<Greek lepto-, combining form of leptós thin, slight, fine, literally, stripped, equivalent to lép(ein) to strip + -tos adj. suffix
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How to use lepto in a sentence
Then the other two quitted Amsdorff and the driver, and the whole lept into their saddles.History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century, Vol 2|J. H. Merle D'Aubign
Now when he awaked, he lept foorth of his bed, got his sword in his hand, & called his seruants to come & helpe him.Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland (2 of 6): England (3 of 12)|Raphael Holinshed
The woman lept to the fire and succeeded in brushing and stamping it out.Haiti|J. Dryden Kuser
He lept six foot in the air an' snorted like he was shunting cars.Wild Animals I Have Known|Ernest Thompson Seton
So whin an American la-ad lept up in th' air as though he'd been caught be th' anchor iv a baloon, I says: 'H'yah, h'yah!'Mr. Dooley's Philosophy|Finley Peter Dunne
British Dictionary definitions for lepto
before a vowel lept-
fine, slender, or slightleptosome
Word Origin for lepto-
from Greek leptos thin, literally: peeled, from lepein to peel
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