See also: taut-

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English, past participle of tow

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

taut (comparative tauter, superlative tautest)

  1. Tight; under tension, as in a rope or bow string.
  2. Experiencing stress or anxiety.
    • 1989 Faye Kellerman, The Quality of Mercy
      His outward appearance was calm, but inside he was very taut.
  3. Containing only relevant parts, brief and controlled.
    • 2007 Milton C. Sernett, Harriet Tubman: Myth, Memory and History
      Quick action and dialogue create a taut story, although it is illustration that shapes the characters.

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SynonymsEdit

tense


GermanEdit

VerbEdit

taut

  1. Third-person singular present of tauen.
  2. Second-person plural present of tauen.
  3. Imperative plural of tauen.
Last modified on 18 April 2014, at 02:43