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taper

ta·per

taper

 
 
pronunciation:
teI pr
parts of speech:
verb, noun
part of speech: verb
inflections: tapered, tapering, tapers
definition 1: to narrow.
The pants taper at the ankles.
synonyms:
narrow
antonyms:
widen
similar words:
condense, constrict, contract, diminish, thin
definition 2: to slowly come to a complete stop.
The talking tapered into silence.
synonyms:
decrease, diminish, dwindle, fade, wane
antonyms:
swell
similar words:
abate, lessen, subside
definition 3: to cause to narrow at one end.
He tapered the stick with his knife.
synonyms:
narrow, slim
similar words:
contract, reduce, thin
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a long thin candle.
synonyms:
candle