how to pronounce sliver


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sliver is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of sliver in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… is the sliver that we go after so where …”

meanings of sliver


  1. A narrow high-rise apartment building.
  2. A strand, or slender roll, of cotton or other fiber in a loose, untwisted state, produced by a carding machine and ready for the roving or slubbing which precedes spinning.
  3. A long piece cut or rent off; a sharp, slender fragment; a splinter.
  4. Bait made of pieces of small fish. Compare kibblings.
  5. Specifically, a splinter caught under the skin.


  1. To cut or divide into long, thin pieces, or into very small pieces; to cut or rend lengthwise; to slit.

sliver frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word sliver occurs in english on average 1.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics sliver can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that sliver can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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