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adjective slender pronunciation in British English /ˈslendə(r)/
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adjectiveslender
comparativeslenderer
superlativeslenderest
  1. 1
    tall or long and thin in an attractive way
    slender fingers
    a slender young man
    She has a tall slender figure.
    1. a.
      not very wide
      a plant with slender leaves
      a pair of shoes with slender black heels
  2. 2
    very small in degree and only just enough
    They won by a slender majority.
    The charity has been existing on very slender resources.

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