verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- slit fricative,
- slit pocket,
- slit trench,
- sliver building
Origin of slither
Examples from the Web for slither
Wayne LaPierre may have won the week, and he may slither away without Congress doing anything this time around.
On the day the Sun-Times finally sank, an Ontario court rejected Breeden's effort to slither out of my libel suits.
Suddenly there was a rustle and a slither by the fire-place, and Emmy, in a dead faint, hung over the arm of the chair.Septimus|William J. Locke
If I see the Cat or the other one, I'll slither through their bones.The Cat in Grandfather's House|Carl Henry Grabo
Twice or thrice I got it half-way up, only to slither down to the river again tout ensemble.Across America by Motor-cycle|C. K. Shepherd
Then he began to slither along the ground raising enough dust to mask his movements.Narakan Rifles, About Face!|Jan Smith
We seemed to slide and slither down a steep declivity, then hit water with a splash, and began to flounder forward.The Killer|Stewart Edward White
Word Origin for slither
early 15c., variant of Middle English slidder "to slip, slide," from Old English slidrian "to slip, slide on a loose slope," a frequentative form of slidan "to slide" (see slide (v.)). For spelling change, cf. gather. Meaning "to walk in a sliding manner" is attested from 1848. In reference to reptile motion, attested from 1839. Related: Slithered; slithering.
"slithering movement," 1861, from slither (v.).