Definition of sliver noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

sliver

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈslɪvə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈslɪvər//
 
 
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a small or thin piece of something that is cut or broken off from a larger piece slivers of glass (figurative) A sliver of light showed under the door. Word Origin late Middle English: from dialect slive ‘cleave’.Extra examples Slivers of glass crackled and crunched beneath her feet. Top each canapé with a sliver of cheese.
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