Definitions for taperˈteɪ pər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ta•perˈteɪ pər(v.i.)

  1. to become smaller or thinner toward one end.

  2. to grow gradually lean.

  3. (v.t.)to make gradually smaller toward one end.

  4. to reduce gradually.

  5. taper off, to become gradually more slender toward one end. to cease by degrees; decrease; diminish.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  6. (n.)gradual diminution of width or thickness in an elongated object.

  7. gradual decrease of force, capacity, etc.

  8. a candle, esp. a very slender one.

  9. a long wick coated with wax, tallow, or the like, as for use in lighting candles or gas.

Origin of taper:

bef. 900; ME: wax candle, OE, var. of tapur, by dissimilation from *papurpaper

tap•erˈteɪ pər(n.)

  1. a person who records or edits magnetic tape.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. taper(noun)

    a convex shape that narrows toward a point

  2. taper(noun)

    the property possessed by a shape that narrows toward a point (as a wedge or cone)

  3. wick, taper(noun)

    a loosely woven cord (in a candle or oil lamp) that draws fuel by capillary action up into the flame

  4. candle, taper, wax light(verb)

    stick of wax with a wick in the middle

  5. taper(verb)

    diminish gradually

    "Interested tapered off"

  6. sharpen, taper, point(verb)

    give a point to

    "The candles are tapered"

Wiktionary

  1. taper(Noun)

    One who operates a tape machine.

  2. taper(Noun)

    Someone who works with tape or tapes.

  3. Origin: From tapor, apparently from papyrus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Taper(noun)

    a small wax candle; a small lighted wax candle; hence, a small light

  2. Taper(noun)

    a tapering form; gradual diminution of thickness in an elongated object; as, the taper of a spire

  3. Taper(adj)

    regularly narrowed toward the point; becoming small toward one end; conical; pyramidical; as, taper fingers

  4. Taper(verb)

    to become gradually smaller toward one end; as, a sugar loaf tapers toward one end

  5. Taper(verb)

    to make or cause to taper

Freebase

  1. Taper

    In cymbal making, taper refers to the gradual change in thickness from the bell to the rim of the cymbal. It is one of the key features that determines the tone of the cymbal. This change is typically not uniform, and it is extremely difficult to generalise on the effects of taper, just to say that they are profound. Crash cymbals tend to have the most pronounced taper, with the faster crashes and the richer tones the most pronounced of all. The bell of a paperthin crash or a fast crash can be thicker than that of many ride cymbals. On the other hand, china cymbals tend to have little or no taper, as do the heavy to medium weights of splash cymbals. Hi-hat and ride cymbals tend to have intermediate taper, with the washier ride cymbals having less than the pingier cymbals, but there are exceptions. A flat ride cymbal may have no taper at all and simply be a machined disk of uniform thickness, but a slight taper is more common. Taper is archieved in several ways: ⁕Casting the melt alloy -- done by UFIP ⁕Rolling out the hot dough -- done by Sabian ⁕Lathing -- only possible, if surface is reasonably even, in explanation not too deep hammer marks. Simple pressed sheet-metal cymbals have no deep lathing hence have bad taper; the inner areas, especially the bell, are thinner than the outer ones. Yet many such cymbals such as Paiste 404 have been used successfully. Paise 2002 still have thin bells but good taper towards the edge, tho sometimes uneven. Only UFIP makes well-tapered bells.


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taper(noun)

a long, thin type of candle.

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