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sleight

 (slīt)
n.
1. Deftness; dexterity.
2. A clever or skillful trick or deception; an artifice or stratagem.

[Middle English, alteration of sleahthe, from Old Norse slœgdh, from slœgr, sly.]

sleight

(slaɪt)
n
1. skill; dexterity. See also sleight of hand
2. a trick or stratagem
3. cunning; trickery
[C14: from Old Norse slægth, from slægr sly]

sleight

(slaɪt)

n.
1. skill; dexterity.
2. an artifice; stratagem.
3. cunning; craft.
[1225–75; Middle English; early Middle English slēgth < Old Norse slǣgth. See sly, -th1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sleight - adroitness in using the handssleight - adroitness in using the hands  
adeptness, adroitness, deftness, quickness, facility - skillful performance or ability without difficulty; "his quick adeptness was a product of good design"; "he was famous for his facility as an archer"

sleight

noun
1. Skillfulness in the use of the hands or body:
2. An indirect, usually cunning means of gaining an end:
Informal: shenanigan, take-in.
Translations

sleight

[slaɪt] N sleight of handprestidigitación f, juegos mpl de manos

sleight

[ˈslaɪt] n
sleight of hand (= trick) → tour m de passe-passe

sleight

n sleight of handFingerfertigkeit f; by sleight of handdurch Taschenspielertricks

sleight

[slaɪt] n sleight of hand (trick) → gioco di destrezza (fig) → trucchetto
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