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Pronunciation: [slˈə͡ʊpɪŋ] (IPA)

Sloping is a term used to describe the incline or decline of an object or surface. There are several synonyms for the word "sloping" including slanting, tilting, leaning, inclining, angling, and pitching. Each of these words describes the same basic concept of something being at an angle. Slanting suggests a diagonal line, while tilting more strongly implies an asymmetrical shift or imbalance. Leaning, on the other hand, implies a gradual inclination, while inclining and angling suggest a more pronounced tilt or slope. Pitching is often used to describe the angle of a roof or the direction of a boat or aircraft's movement. No matter the word choice, each of these synonyms captures the essence of something that is not level.

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Usage examples for Sloping

Kent kicked the dirt over the fire, eyed it sharply a moment to make sure it was perfectly harmless, mounted in haste, and rode up the sloping side down, which he had come.
"Lonesome Land"
B. M. Bower
A gently sloping, slightly wooded hill stretched up before them, and as they began the leisurely ascent she spoke again.
"The Man from Jericho"
Edwin Carlile Litsey
We had seated ourselves on a stone, close by the roadside, and covered with moss and ivy from whence we could see the beautiful mountain peaks and the sloping heights of the Passer through the branches of the chesnut-trees.
"The Dead Lake and Other Tales"
Paul Heyse

Famous quotes with Sloping

  • Every one knows how the snow lies in the valleys of the Alps, forming a plain which slopes gradually downward towards the outlet Imagine such a valley ten miles across, with just such a sloping plain, not of snow but of earth.
    Edward Burnett Tylor
  • The mad road, lonely, leading around the bend into the openings of space towards the horizon Wasatch snows promised us in the vision of the West, spine heights at the world's end, coast of blue Pacific starry night — nobone halfbanana moons sloping in the tangled night sky, the torments of great formations in mist, the huddled invisible insect in the car racing onwards, illuminate. — The raw cut, the drag, the butte, the star, the draw, the sunflower in the grass — orangebutted west lands of Arcadia, forlorn sands of the isolate earth, dewy exposures to infinity in black space, home of the rattlesnake and the gopher the level of the world, low and flat: the charging restless mute unvoiced road keening in a seizure of tarpaulin power into the route.
    Jack Kerouac
  • Virtue refuses facility for her companion … the easy, gentle, and sloping path that guides the footsteps of a good natural disposition is not the path of true virtue. It demands a rough and thorny road.
    Michel de Montaigne
  • But life is sweet, though all that makes it sweet Lessen like sound of friends’ departing feet; And Death is beautiful as feet of friend Coming with welcome at our journey’s end. For me Fate gave, whate’er she else denied, A nature sloping to the southern side; I thank her for it, though when clouds arise Such natures double-darken gloomy skies.
    James Russell Lowell
  • With spots of sunny openings, and with nooks To lie and read in, sloping into brooks.
    Leigh Hunt

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