sliver - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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/ˈslɪvə(r)/
singularsliver
pluralslivers
  1. 1
    a small thin piece of something
    sliver of:

    slivers of glass

    a sliver of cheese

    A sliver of light fell across Sue’s bed.

  2. 2
    mainly literary a small amount of a quality

    There was just a small sliver of hope that he would be found alive.