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taut

taut

 
 
pronunciation:
tawt
features:
Homophone Note
part of speech: adjective
inflections: tauter, tautest
definition: tightly drawn, pulled, or stretched; not loose.
Pull the rope until it is taut.
synonyms:
stretched, tense, tight
antonyms:
slack
similar words:
pulled, rigid, strained
derivations: tautly (adv.), tautness (n.)
Homophone Note
The words taut and taught (past tense of "teach") sound alike but have different meanings.