What is slit?

  • (noun): A depression scratched or carved into a surface.
    Synonyms: incision, scratch, prick, dent
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "slit":

  • (noun): A long narrow opening.
  • (noun): A narrow fissure.
  • (verb): Make a clean cut through.
    Example: "Slit her throat"
    Synonyms: slice
  • (verb): Cut a slit into.
    Example: "Slit the throat of the victim"

Famous quotes containing the word slit:

    Time, which shows so vacant, indivisible, and divine in its coming, is slit and peddled into trifles and tatters. A door is to be painted, a lock to be repaired. I want wood, or oil, or meal, or salt; the house smokes, or I have a headache; then the tax; and an affair to be transacted with a man without heart or brains; and the stinging recollection of an injurious or very awkward word,—these eat up the hours.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    For, brother, know that this is art, and you
    With a cold incautious sorrow stricken dumb,
    Have your own vanishing slit of light let through,
    Passionate as winter, where only a few may come:
    Not idiots in the street find out the lees
    In the last drink of dying Socrates.
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)