Definition of diagonally in English:



  • In a diagonal direction.

    ‘now walk diagonally across the field towards a farmhouse’
    • ‘He sped along Bellhouse Road and crossed a mini roundabout diagonally, to the alarm of many pedestrians and motorists.’
    • ‘It starts in the upper right corner of a page and runs diagonally to the lower left.’
    • ‘When I started staying in hotels I assumed that diagonally sliced toast was some kind of catering affectation.’
    • ‘Split all four corners of each square by cutting diagonally from the tip of the corner to about halfway towards the centre.’
    • ‘She turned around and smiled at Keith who was, as usual, seated diagonally behind her.’
    obliquely, at an angle, crossways, crosswise, on the cross, on the slant, slantwise, aslant, cornerwise, on the bias
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