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tautadjective

uk   /tɔːt/  us   /tɑːt/

taut adjective (TIGHT)

tight or completely stretched: a taut rope He kept his eyes on the road ahead, his face taut with concentration.

taut adjective (EXCITED/NERVOUS)

literary excited or nervous: His latest film was described in today's paper as a taut thriller. There was a taut edge to Niall's voice.

taut adjective (WRITING/SPEECH)

literary Taut writing or speech is controlled, clear, and short: taut prose
tautly
adverb uk   /ˈtɔːt.li/  us   /ˈtɑːt-/
tautness
noun [U] uk   /ˈtɔːt.nəs/  us   /ˈtɑːt-/
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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