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English definition of “taut”

taut

adjective (EXCITED/NERVOUS)    /tɔːt/ US  /tɑːt/ 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.Excited, interested and enthusiastic tautly     /ˈtɔːt.li/ US  /ˈtɑːt-/ adverb Excited, interested and enthusiastic tautness     /ˈtɔːt.nəs/ US  /ˈtɑːt-/ noun [U] Tight and tightening
(Definition of taut adjective (EXCITED/NERVOUS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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