taut Meaning in Cambridge American English Dictionary
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tautadjective

 us   /tɔt/
stretched tightly; tight: She tightened the strings of the guitar to make them taut. fig. The story is a taut (= exciting, with fast action) psychological drama.
Translations of “taut”
in Arabic مَشدود…
in Korean 팽팽한…
in Malaysian tegang…
in French (bien) tendu…
in Turkish çok gergin, iyice gerilmiş…
in Italian teso, tirato…
in Chinese (Traditional) 緊的, 拉緊的,繃緊的…
in Russian туго натянутый…
in Polish napięty…
in Vietnamese căng…
in Spanish tirante, tenso…
in Portuguese esticado, teso, retesado…
in Thai ตึง…
in German straff…
in Catalan tibant, tens…
in Japanese ぴんと張った, 張り詰めた…
in Indonesian kencang…
in Chinese (Simplified) 紧的, 拉紧的,绷紧的…
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