The winding, sloping roads had been a pleasure to navigate, the air perfumed with onions growing by the roadside.
The sloping baseline indicates melancholy, disillusion, and loss of innocence.
A column of wildebeest cantered rigidly in the other direction—all spindly legs, candyfloss white beards, and sloping backs.
1590s, "go in an oblique direction," from earlier adjective meaning "slanting" (c.1500), probably from Middle English aslope (adv.) "on the incline" (late 15c.), from Old English *aslopen, past participle of aslupan "to slip away," from a- "away" + slupan "to slip" (see sleeve). From 1709 as "to be in a slanting position;" transitive sense "place in a slanting position" is from c.1600. Related: Sloped; sloping.
1610s, "inclination," from slope (v.). Meaning "an incline, a slant (of ground)" is from 1620s. Derogatory slang meaning "Oriental person" is attested from 1948.
: She had a lot of things on her desk top, including a mondo-size slo-mo printer/ chock-full of slomo sequences of hunks running along the wateradverb
In slow motion; slowly: A man named Ahmed skated slomo (1970s+)