taut Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “taut” in the English Dictionary

"taut" in British English

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tautadjective

uk   /tɔːt/  us   /tɑːt/

taut adjective (TIGHT)

tight or ​completelystretched: a taut ​rope He ​kept his ​eyes on the ​roadahead, his ​face taut withconcentration.

taut adjective (EXCITED/NERVOUS)

literary excited or ​nervous: His ​latestfilm was ​described as a taut ​thriller. There was a taut ​edge to Chris'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-/
(Definition of taut from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"taut" in American English

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tautadjective

 us   /tɔt/
stretchedtightly; ​tight: She ​tightened the ​strings of the ​guitar to make them taut. fig. The ​story is a taut (= ​exciting, with ​fastaction)psychologicaldrama.
(Definition of taut from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “taut”
in Korean 팽팽한…
in Arabic مَشدود…
in Malaysian tegang…
in French (bien) tendu…
in Russian туго натянутый…
in Chinese (Traditional) 緊的, 拉緊的,繃緊的…
in Italian teso, tirato…
in Turkish çok gergin, iyice gerilmiş…
in Polish napięty…
in Spanish tirante, tenso…
in Vietnamese căng…
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 Chinese (Simplified) 紧的, 拉紧的,绷紧的…
in Indonesian kencang…
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