proceeding with or characterized by slow, sluggish, or leisurely movement or activity.

Origin of slow-moving

First recorded in 1635–45 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of slow-moving

Historical Examples of slow-moving

  • “Look, Rebby,” she said, pointing in the direction139 of the slow-moving craft.

    A Little Maid of Old Maine

    Alice Turner Curtis

  • This river is narrow and slow-moving, as there are no heights to give it force.


    M. Pearson Thomson

  • Any questions that might have occurred to him were banished from his slow-moving thoughts.

  • As they are slow-moving creatures, I was able to kill every one of them before they could escape.

    Dick Onslow

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • And again, with slow-moving white arms she began to semaphore.

    Tarrano the Conqueror

    Raymond King Cummings