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English definition of “sliver”

sliver

noun [C]     /ˈslɪv.ər/ US  // formal
a very small, thin piece of something, usually broken off something larger: a sliver of glass Just a sliver of cake for me, please - I shouldn't really be having any.Words meaning small pieces and amounts
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