[ UK /slˈə‍ʊ/ ]
[ US /ˈsɫoʊ/ ]
  1. (used of timepieces) indicating a time earlier than the correct time
    the clock is slow
  2. (of business) not active or brisk
    a sluggish market
    business is dull (or slow)
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. at a slow tempo
    the band played a slow waltz
  6. 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
  1. lose velocity; move more slowly
    The car decelerated
  2. cause to proceed more slowly
    The illness slowed him down
  3. become slow or slower
    Production slowed
  1. of timepieces
    my watch is running behind
    the clock is almost an hour slow
  2. 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
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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.
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