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adjective     slow pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    a slow movement or action does not happen fast

    a long slow walk to the top of the hill

    A slow smile spread across her face.

    1. a.
      used for describing something that is moving or that moves in this way

      Most large trucks are slow and difficult to drive.

      painfully slow (=very slow):

      Traffic was painfully slow today on the way home.

  2. 2
    taking a long time
    painfully slow (=very slow):

    Progress has been painfully slow.

    1. a.
      used for saying that someone or something is not fast enough

      I need a new laptop – this one’s really slow.

      slow to do something:

      My boss is always slow to tell us about changes in the schedule.

      slow in/about doing something:

      They’re usually pretty slow in returning my phone calls.

  3. 3
    not intelligent, so that you need a lot of time to understand simple things

    My teachers thought I was a slow learner.

    Adrian is a bit slow.

  4. 4
    not busy, exciting, or full of activity

    The first part of the movie is very slow.

    The weeks after Christmas are usually fairly slow in most stores.

  5. 5
    music that is slow is played without much speed or energy

    a slow, sad song

  6. 6
    a slow road or part of a road is one where you cannot travel fast
  7. 7
    a watch or clock that is slow shows a time that is earlier than the correct time

    Your watch is 15 minutes slow.

  8. 8
    slow film for a camera is not very sensitive to light, so that it takes more time to take a photograph
  9. 9
    a slow oven is operating at a very low temperature

    Add the nuts and cook in a very slow oven for 2 hours.

  10. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time in order to improve its quality and obtain other benefits

    Slow journalism developed as a reaction to the 24/7 news cycle, with an emphasis on in-depth explanations of why stories matter and following them through to the end.

    Submitted by Kerry on 25/08/2015

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