tightrope Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “tightrope” in the English Dictionary

"tightrope" in British English

See all translations

tightropenoun [C]

uk   /ˈtaɪt.rəʊp/  us   /-roʊp/
a ​tightlystretchedwire or ​ropefixed high above the ​ground, ​across which ​skilledpeoplewalk, ​especially in ​order to ​entertainothers: One of the ​acrobats who walked the tightrope at the ​circus did it ​blindfolded.
(Definition of tightrope from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tightrope" in American English

See all translations

tightropenoun [C]

 us   /ˈtɑɪtˌroʊp/
a ​stretchedwire or ​ropefixed above the ​ground that ​skilledpeoplewalkacross, esp. in a ​circusperformance
(Definition of tightrope from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"tightrope" in Business English

See all translations

tightropenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈtaɪtrəʊp/
walk/tread a tightrope to consider carefully the decisions or ​risks that you take in ​order to ​deal successfully with a difficult ​situation: Increasing ​numbers of ​employers are having to ​walk a tightrope between ​immigrationlaws and ​lawsrelating to ​discrimination.
(Definition of tightrope from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of tightrope?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

new wave

people who are doing activities in a new and different way

Word of the Day

Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
by Liz Walter,
February 03, 2016
My previous post (My leg hurts: Talking about illness (1)) presented some general vocabulary to use at the doctor’s. This one looks at some more specific areas of illness and explains some useful words and phrases that you may need to use or understand on a visit to the doctor’s. There are several

Read More 

awesomesauce noun
awesomesauce noun
February 01, 2016
slang the state of being extremely good or enjoyable or something or someone that is extremely good or enjoyable Recovering from the awesomesauce of another fab #Vidcon!!

Read More