slither

slitháer
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Verb
Move smoothly over a surface with a twisting motion.

Noun
A movement in such a manner.

Synonyms
slide – slip – glide – skid – creep

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Kermit Jagger September 14, 2015 at 6:01 am

Was told today that “slither” is not onomatopoeia, as there is no sound made when something slithers. Any thoughts?

Pandas R Pathetic April 26, 2016 at 11:59 am

That’s ridiculous. People are way too literal. Most onomatopoeias are not accurate representations of the sound, instead they are what we imagine the sound to be which is why a dog barking is different for each language.

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