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TAUT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does taut mean? 

TAUT (adjective)
  The adjective TAUT has 2 senses:

1. pulled or drawn tight
2. subjected to great tension; stretched tight

  Familiarity information: TAUT used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TAUT (adjective)


Sense 1taut [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pulled or drawn tight

Synonyms:

taut; tight

Context examples:

taut sails / a tight drumhead / a tight rope

Similar:

tense (taut or rigid; stretched tight)


Sense 2taut [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Subjected to great tension; stretched tight

Context examples:

the skin of his face looked drawn and tight / her nerves were taut as the strings of a bow

Similar:

tense (in or of a state of physical or nervous tension)


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