Definition of 'oil slick'
Example sentences containing 'oil slick'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
There was no mistaking the look of sly triumph that spread like an oil slick across his features. BETTER THAN THIS (2002)Bouquet had helped to clean the birds trapped by the oil slick, and his arms were still marked by the dark smudges. RUSHING TO PARADISE (2002)He tried to lift his head and winced at the pain which still whispered in slow swirling currents beneath the oil slick of drugs. THE ONLY GAME (2002)
The IPE had first heard of the giant oil slick near the Alaskan pipeline at around 3: 00 P. M. (London time) the previous afternoon. BARRACUDA 945 (2002)
Trends of 'oil slick'
Used Rarely. oil slick is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'oil slick'
British English: oil slick /ɔɪl slɪk/ NOUN
An oil slick is a layer of oil that floats on the sea or on a lake. It is formed when oil accidentally spills out of a ship or container.
- American English: oil slick
- Arabic: طَبَقَةُ زَيّتٍ طَافِيَةٍ الَى الْـمَاءِ
- Brazilian Portuguese: mancha de óleo superfície de água
- Chinese: 浮油
- Croatian: naftna mrlja
- Czech: ropná skvrna
- Danish: olieudslip
- Dutch: olievlek
- European Spanish: marea negra
- Finnish: öljylautta
- French: marée noire
- German: Ölteppich
- Greek: πετρελαιοκηλίδα
- Italian: chiazza di petrolio
- Japanese: 油膜
- Korean: 물 위의 기름층
- Norwegian: oljeflak
- Polish: tłusta plama
- European Portuguese: mancha de óleo superfície de água
- Romanian: pată de petrol
- Russian: нефтяная пленка
- Spanish: marea negra
- Swedish: oljefläck
- Thai: คราบน้ำมันที่ลอยบนผิวน้ำ
- Turkish: denize petrol sızması
- Ukrainian: нафтова пляма
- Vietnamese: vết dầu loang
Definition of oil slick from the Collins English Dictionary
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Meme Ban, Heart Age & Collagin: September’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this September with Robert Groves.
Collins Reference Catalogue 2019
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.