OTHER WORDS FOR slow
Origin of slow
synonym study for slow
words often confused with slow
Originally, slow was used both preceding and following the verb it modified. Today, it is used chiefly in imperative constructions with short verbs of motion ( drive, run, turn, walk, etc.), and it follows the verb: Drive slow. Don't walk so slow. This use is more common in speech than in writing, although it occurs widely on traffic and road signs. Slow also combines with present participles in forming adjectives: slow-burning; slow-moving. In this use it is standard in all varieties of speech and writing.
Slowly is by far the more common form of the adverb in writing. In both speech and writing it is the usual form in preverb position ( He slowly drove down the street. The couple slowly strolled into the park ) and following verbs that are not imperatives ( He drove slowly down the street. The couple strolled slowly through the park ). See also quick, sure.
OTHER WORDS FROM slow
How to use slow in a sentence
It was a slow process, said Preeti Malani, chief health officer at the University of Michigan.
The three carriers say they offer “nationwide” 5G coverage via this slower version.There’s more 5G available in big cities. But which carrier is fastest?|Aaron Pressman|November 19, 2020|Fortune
That automatically applies the trailer’s electric brakes whenever you slow down to avoid overloading the truck’s own brakes.Backing up a trailer is really hard, but this $100,000 SUV offers a new solution|Dan Carney|November 19, 2020|Popular-Science
With in-person social options limited to slow the spread of the coronavirus, people have turned to virtual communities such as Groups for companionship or just to pass time.
So even if you’re moving relative to the light, time itself will slow down precisely long enough for you to measure light’s speed at the very one required by Maxwell’s equations.When Einstein Tilted at Windmills - Issue 93: Forerunners|Amanda Gefter|November 18, 2020|Nautilus
At times it can seem too proud of its virtuous noncommerciality; its slowness can seem shallow, its artiness willful.‘The Leftovers’ Review: A Fever Dream You Can’t Wake Up From|Andrew Romano|June 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her death is faked by means of a drug that slows her heart to near-death slowness.Scandal’s Finale Featured One of the Most Preposterous TV Deaths Ever|Russell Saunders|April 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“The key to the show, to building towards the big lines, is in the pauses, the slowness,” she says.Watching Us, Watching Them: On ‘The People’s Couch’|Tim Teeman|March 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Teased for their slowness, many become depressed and angry and act out.
In her hands, celluloid comes off as a medium that allows for old-fashioned rumination, with some of the slowness of oil paint.Tacita Dean’s ‘Five Americans’ Captures a Quiet Brilliance|Blake Gopnik|May 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He sang the words with an odd, emphatic slowness, turning to look at Lettice between the phrases.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
Saw-dust has little value as a manure, as it undergoes decomposition with extreme slowness.Elements of Agricultural Chemistry|Thomas Anderson
Maud Barrington laughed a little, for his face was visible and she understood the slowness of his answer.Winston of the Prairie|Harold Bindloss
I paced the deck for hours, and grew morose and nervous, chafing under the slowness of the stout craft.A Fortune Hunter; Or, The Old Stone Corral|John Dunloe Carteret
Her energy was in the slowness; but for inimitable strength, I felt she would have run, she would have flown to me.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XXI|Robert Louis Stevenson
British Dictionary definitions for slow
Derived forms of slowslowly, adverbslowness, noun
Word Origin for slow
Other Idioms and Phrases with slow
In addition to the idioms beginning with slow
- slow burn
- slow but sure
- slow down
- slow on the uptake
- slow up
- mills of the gods grind slowly
- on the uptake, slow