Translation of slant in Spanish:


inclinación, n.

Pronunciation /slænt/ /slɑːnt/

See Spanish definition of inclinación


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    inclinación feminine
    (of roof, floor) pendiente feminine
    on a / the slant inclinado
    • The world is at a slant in these paintings, askew, all slope.
    • Some were tilted 90 degrees; some were even at a slant.
    • Innes' own piece, an abstract work with deep purple and white squares, is not only placed out of view in a private room but has been hung at a slant.
    • While unit is still warm enough that syrup has not hardened, scrape off with a single-edge razor blade held at a slant, being careful not to cut fingers or scratch the cooktop.
    • ‘We might find some new friends, but I bet they're just like us,’ Steven said as he sat with his legs stretched out together and his arms handing his body up at a slant.
    • The twin long swords, one sword-belt around his waist, the other at a slant to his side, hung comfortably around him, their weight reassuring.
    • Many hung close to the ceiling, the floor, or at a slant.
    • Bring your knees to your chest, when you get to the other side - while still holding onto the bars - and push yourself up, at a slant.
    • Pearson shared his wall with the computer station, plus it was shorter than ours since our front door, the one that led to the living room, was at a slant.
    • Recently, Jenkins used two pairs of paintings in a home at a slant where dormer windows met a wall in order to create height in a small space.
    • His head rested at a slant, his unseeing eyes staring at the ground.
    • In contrast, when the plant becomes a creeper, the fibers run more at a slant [see illustration below].
    • He lays a red shaft at his feet, pointing toward the target, and sticks a purple one in the ground behind him at a slant.
    • She heard a soft knock on her window and saw the silhouette of Chris sitting on the slant outside her window.
    • Fingers on the right hand are behind the ones of the left hand at a slant, thumb tips touching each other.
    • Cabinets filled the corners and the ceiling was at a slant, it was obvious to the oblivious that this room was underneath a staircase.
    • If doubt may arise as to which end of the cutting is the top, cut the top end of each cutting at a slant and cut the bottom horizontally.
    • I was dizzy and at a slant that the dusty road put me on.
    • With some few exceptions, the Pennsylvania axe generally has a slanted base, sloping towards the back, and complementing the slant at the top of the blade plate.
    • At their feet, the artist painted a weird shape that turns out to be a grinning skull when you hold the picture at a slant and view it in the right way.
  • 2

    (point of view) enfoque masculine
    (bias) sesgo masculine
    • These two books, and the others they have written, are sheer delight as well as deep, repeatedly startling the reader with something unexpected, or coming at something familiar but at a slant.
    • Poetry in particular moves at a slant or tangent, taking advantage of the ambiguity of words, the various meanings to be found in them.
    • People were trying to look for a negative rather than a positive slant, which is the way they have chosen to go.

intransitive verb

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    (handwriting) inclinarse
    • The back of the heel should be vertical - not slanted.
    • I kept envisioning the streets, the fields that slanted upwards with the little dividing lines of trees running in order to separate properties.
    • Galorea shot off, ducking under the decaying beams that slanted over the wooden shanties.
    • All I can say is that trying to change a baby who is convinced that changing time is for rolling on a concrete bench which slants in one direction is most definitely a challenge.
    • Shortly after noon, the valley's pass began to widen slowly, the mountainous sides slanting somewhat away from vertical.
    • At the mouth the shallow banks of the creek slanted sharply down around a large, flat boulder protruding from the lake, creating a miniature canyon of mud.
    • A cold stone passage lay just beyond, pitch black and slanted at a diagonal.
    • If you plot the pressure of an enclosed gas on a vertical axis against its temperature on the horizontal scale, you get a straight line slanting upward to the right.
    • The foot is not fully pointed-straight up and down, with the toes aiming directly to the floor; it is angled or slanted back, in a beveled position.
    • The way they shoot, the bullet will slant at an upward angle, past the armor.
    • Why, at the open end, are the vertical edges of the long sides slightly slanted?
    • At work the toilet bowl's rim is angled downwards to the inside - so the outer rim edge is higher than the inner rim edge (i.e. the rim slants into the toilet).
    • If it's a grave it slants from bottom left to top right, as grave accents tend to.
    • Ahead, unknown to him, the narrow walkway was about to end, slanting diagonally toward the road, funneling the man's steps toward the pavement, the hurtling cars.
    • Gentle, rolling hills bring the village slanting towards the waters of Morecambe Bay, where visitors enjoying a pint at one of the village's pubs on a summer evening can watch the remarkable tidal bore rush in.
    • We barreled along, past wooden shacks slanting in on themselves, ruins of fishing villages that dated from the days of the czars.
    • Follow the narrow path slanting to the left down the hillside to join the walled track of Cam High Road.
    • According to the principles of calligraphy, writing should be upright or slanting to the right.
    • It's a page torn from a school notebook, slanting scrawled handwriting on it.
    • The darkened ceiling slanted down toward the eaves; on it, above the lamp was a pale blurry oval.
  • 2slanting present participle

    (roof/handwriting) inclinado
    (eyes) rasgado
    (eyes) almendrado

transitive verb

  • 1

    (plant/handwriting) inclinar
  • 2

    (account/report) darle un sesgo a
    (account/report) (give bias to) presentar tendenciosamente
    • Language can be invented, subverted, skewed, and slanted to make it look good, yet say nothing.
    • I agree that this is ridiculously politically slanted in one direction.
    • Other articles to date seem to be slanted one way and give a biased direction.
    • I don't think his monologues have been slanted and even if they were, so what?
    • Even in such a forum, it is often the media's approach that slants coverage against supporters of reparations.
    • It is probably fair to say that most Big Media outlets, whether owned by a giant corporation, a family, or an individual, occasionally slant coverage to favor their financial interests.
    • Blogs aren't supposed to be non-partisan, and there's plenty of ethical questions that arise when someone working for Big Media takes cash in return for slanting their work.
    • When networks run slanted stories that always favor the liberal cause, we serve a worthwhile function by exposing the slant and the consistency of the bias.
    • As several readers have noted, Coleman no doubt slanted his descriptions of the bar patrons to make them sound ill-informed and bigoted.
    • He does not quote anyone saying the poll is not slanted.
    • And I don't think I'd mind that the paper was slanted if it was well-written.
    • Do you think the whole record industry is slanted against artists?
    • The commission was asked to determine, among other things, whether the administration pressured analysts to slant their intelligence findings.
    • And they mean to heavily slant the peer review process towards industry-funded scientists.
    • Of course, former adversaries have reason to slant their portrayal of matters.
    • Okay, yes, they'll slant the statistics to suit their arguments, but in the main they are accountable for what they say and any massaging of data will be subtly done.
    • The stakes rise as his personal life is sacrificed for the case, and everybody sides with the corporation to slant the case against him.
    • It also gives conservative scholars ideological license to adjust their methods to produce the desired result - everybody slants their research, whether they admit it or not.
    • She largely succeeds with the former - although I do think she's wrong to say that if an autobiographer slants her story to fit her own purposes, the enterprise is doomed.
    • They will undoubtedly be slanting their results in order to sell their services to you.