two surfaces meeting at an angle different from 90 degrees
stock phrases that have become nonsense through endless repetition
insincere talk about religion or morals
a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
heel over; "The tower is tilting"; "The ceiling is slanting"
a slope in the turn of a road or track; the outside is higher than the inside in order to reduce the effects of centrifugal force
pitching dangerously to one side
Tip boat to clean its hull
move sideways or in an unsteady way; "The ship careened out of control"
walk as if unable to control one's movements; "The drunken man staggered into the room"
the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the horizontal; "a five-degree gradient"
an elevated geological formation; "he climbed the steep slope"; "the house was built on the side of a mountain"
be at an angle; "The terrain sloped down"
a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color; "after several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she wanted"
vary the pitch of one's speech
(linguistics) a pitch or change in pitch of the voice that serves to distinguish words in tonal languages; "the Beijing dialect uses four tones"
utter monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically; "The students chanted the same slogan over and over again"
(music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound); "the timbre of her soprano was rich and lovely"; "the muffled tones of the broken bell summoned them to meet"
the quality of something (an act or a piece of writing) that reveals the attitudes and presuppositions of the author; "the general tone of articles appearing in the newspapers is that the government should withdraw"; "from the tone of her behavior I gathered that I had outstayed my welcome"