[ US /ˈtɪɫtɪd/ ]
[ UK /tˈɪltɪd/ ]
[ UK /tˈɪltɪd/ ]
departing or being caused to depart from the true vertical or horizontal
the leaning tower of Pisa
the headstones were tilted
How To Use tilted In A Sentence
- Yes, I know it's rather stilted, nay overwrought, prose.
- Sometimes when you think the sky is about to fall down, you might be standing tilted!
- And what caps this dizzy display is not seriously ordered fugato, let alone a full fugue, but a comically stilted allegro dance in duple rhythm, with octave leaps, mostly in two parts with chordal intrusions.
- At a glance, the house seems relatively liveable, but on closer inspection, the structure is tilted to one side and the floor has completely collapsed.
- The bed was rickety, with a thin knotty mattress; the sand-colored walls were scratched and gouged; in every corner, under everything, were fluffy dust and cigar ashes; on the tilted wash-stand was a nicked and squatty pitcher; the only chair was a grim straight object of spotty varnish; but there was an altogether splendid gilt and rose cuspidor. Main Street
- The use of the word tilted in the sentence "Thinking caps tilted at a jaunty angle". EW.com: Today's Latest Headlines
- In this rather archaically written biography, marred by ornate, stilted language and the author's reliance on and citation of endlessly extended passages from his great-great-grandfather's autobiography, James Mellon struggles mightily but fails to make his readers care much for or about Thomas Mellon. Banking On the Future
- The country here is an expanse of smoothish tilted slopes, big, empty, and lonely, and crossed (at about the middle point) by a strange narrow gut or gully, up which the railway once ran to Montauban. The Old Front Line
- But he's already tilted at, and failed to land, Spain's Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria and Germany's Commerzbank.
- Yet it is not difficult to understand why the balance has tilted towards athletics.