Sliver - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈslɪvər|  American pronunciation of the word sliver
Brit.  |ˈslɪvə|  British pronunciation of the word sliver
- a small thin sharp bit or wood or glass or metal (syn: splinter)
it broke into slivers
- a thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been shaved from something (syn: paring, shaving)
- divide into slivers or splinters (syn: splinter)
- break up into splinters or slivers (syn: splinter)
- form into slivers
sliver wood


...I got a sliver of wood stuck in my finger....

...carefully slivered the rattan stems into strips for basketry...

Word forms

singular: sliver
plural: slivers
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