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Meaning of SLEIGHT

Pronunciation:  slIt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  adroitness in using the hands
 

SLEIGHT is a 7 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: dexterity, manual dexterity
 
 See Also: adeptness, adroitness, deftness, facility, quickness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sleight\, n. [OE. sleighte, sleihte, sleithe, Icel.
sl?g? (for sl?g?) slyness, cunning, fr. sl?gr (for sl?gr)
sly, cunning. See {Sly}.]
1. Cunning; craft; artful practice. [Obs.] ``His sleight and
   his covin.'' --Chaucer.

2. An artful trick; sly artifice; a feat so dexterous that
   the manner of performance escapes observation.

         The world hath many subtle sleights.  --Latimer.

3. Dexterous practice; dexterity; skill. --Chaucer. ``The
   juggler's sleight.'' --Hudibras.

{Sleight of hand}, legerdemain; prestidigitation.



 

 

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