Definition of sidelong adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈsaɪdlɒŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsaɪdlɔːŋ//
[only before noun]
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(of a look) out of the corner of your eye, especially in a way that is secret or disapproving She cast a sidelong glance at Eric to see if he had noticed her blunder. Word Originlate Middle English: alteration of earlier sideling, from side + the adverbial suffix -ling.

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