Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “taper off”

See all translations

taper off

verb [I/T] phrasal verb with taper  /ˈteɪ·pər/ us  
to become smaller in size or less in degree: Mortgage rates may taper off in the spring. The rain will taper off by morning.
Translations of “taper off”
in Chinese (Traditional) 逐漸變小, 逐步減弱…
in Russian уменьшаться, сокращаться…
in Turkish giderek azalmak/küçülmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 逐渐变小, 逐步减弱…
in Polish zmniejszać się, słabnąć…
(Definition of taper off from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of taper off?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “taper off” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

piglet

a baby pig

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More