[ UK /slˈəʊ/ ]
[ US /ˈsɫoʊ/ ]
[ US /ˈsɫoʊ/ ]
(used of timepieces) indicating a time earlier than the correct time
the clock is slow
(of business) not active or brisk
a sluggish market
business is dull (or slow)
not moving quickly; taking a comparatively long time
slow but steady growth
he was slow in reacting to the news
the slow lane of traffic
a slow walker
her steps were slow
so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness
a dull play
tedious days on the train
the tiresome chirping of a cricket
his competent but dull performance
other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome
a ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture their attention
the deadening effect of some routine tasks
what an irksome task the writing of long letters is
a boring evening with uninteresting people
at a slow tempo
the band played a slow waltz
slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity
dumb officials make some really dumb decisions
worked with the slow students
he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse
although dull at classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly quick
never met anyone quite so dim
so dense he never understands anything I say to him
lose velocity; move more slowly
The car decelerated
cause to proceed more slowly
The illness slowed him down
become slow or slower
my watch is running behind
the clock is almost an hour slow
without speed (`slow' is sometimes used informally for `slowly')
please go slow so I can see the sights
glaciers move tardily
he spoke slowly
go easy here--the road is slippery
How To Use slow In A Sentence
- First to unfold were the two 14-foot-wide drogue chutes, which oriented the craft and continued slowing it.
- He slowly depressed the plunger and once the syringe was empty, withdrew the needle and stepped back.
- It found itself subjected to harsh rain it was ill equipped for, dissolving the sandstone facades of it's buildings slowly, even as the people chose not to lift their eyes and notice it.
- By the time they were lurching slowly along the cart track the wind had dropped, letting the clouds gather.
- I didn't move until I heard slow footsteps and peaked over the top of the gold to see Garren warily approaching the dragon, favoring his left leg.
- There is a slow drift into crisis.
- A spokesman said: ‘Snow will continue through the day with a few dry interludes and it will slowly improve by the afternoon with snow turning more showery.’
- Then finish the walk at a slower pace. Living with Angina
- There were bodies everywhere, with dust slowly settling to the floor.
- The figure slowly walked into the room whistling a familiar tune of one of his favorite bands.