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1. slaughter

noun. ['ˈslɔtɝ'] the killing of animals (as for food).

Synonyms

  • putting to death
  • kill
  • butchering
  • killing

Antonyms

  • little
  • success
  • beginning
  • spiritless

Etymology

  • slátr (Old Norse)

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Rhymes with Slaughter

  • straughter
  • bowater
  • water
  • vawter
  • sautter
  • lawter
  • daughter
  • boughter

How do you pronounce slaughter?

Pronounce slaughter as sˈlɔtər.

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Sentences with slaughter


1. Noun, singular or mass
It eliminates the need to keep and feed large numbers of animals for slaughter.

2. Verb, base form
A Muslim must slaughter the animal and the slaughtering must be done in accordance with Islamic law.

Quotes about slaughter


1. I figured all your classes were stuff like Slaughter 101 and Beheading for Beginners."Jace flipped a page. "Very funny, Fray.
- Cassandra Clare, City of Bones

2. Are there any religions on your list that include the slaughter of noblemen as a holy duty?
- Brandon Sanderson, Mistborn: The Final Empire

2. slaughter

verb. ['ˈslɔtɝ'] kill (animals) usually for food consumption.

Synonyms

  • chine
  • butcher
  • kill

Antonyms

  • malfunction
  • undiluted
  • uncastrated
  • attend

Etymology

  • slátr (Old Norse)

3. slaughter

verb. ['ˈslɔtɝ'] kill a large number of people indiscriminately.

Synonyms

  • kill
  • massacre

Antonyms

  • lengthen
  • expand
  • uncut

Etymology

  • slátr (Old Norse)

4. slaughter

noun. ['ˈslɔtɝ'] a sound defeat.

Synonyms

  • walloping
  • debacle
  • licking
  • whipping
  • thrashing
  • drubbing
  • defeat

Antonyms

  • humorless
  • thicken
  • inflate
  • deflate

Etymology

  • slátr (Old Norse)

5. slaughter

noun. ['ˈslɔtɝ'] the savage and excessive killing of many people.

Synonyms

  • murder
  • slaying
  • massacre
  • bloodshed
  • battue
  • mass murder
  • execution
  • carnage
  • bloodbath
  • bloodletting

Antonyms

  • be born
  • switch on
  • add
  • begin

Etymology

  • slátr (Old Norse)
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