pulled or drawn tight
"taut sails"; "a tight drumhead"; "a tight rope"
subjected to great tension; stretched tight
"the skin of his face looked drawn and tight"; "her nerves were taut as the strings of a bow"
Tight; under tension, as in a rope or bow string.
Experiencing stress or anxiety.
Containing only relevant parts, brief and controlled.
tight; stretched; not slack; -- said esp. of a rope that is tightly strained
snug; close; firm; secure
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
Taught, tawt, adj. tightly drawn: in good condition.—v.t. Taut′en, to make tight.—n. Taut′ness. [A form of tight.]
The numerical value of taut in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of taut in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We wanted to sell it as a sexy, taut thriller, the Visit.
The lines on the ground are putting strain on other pylons so Ukrenergo is interested in fixing the lines so that the pylons are upright and the lines taut.
My life is music. And in some vague, mysterious, and subconscious way, I have always been driven by a taut inner spring which has propelled me to almost compulsively reach for perfection in music, often--in fact, mostly--at the expense of everything else in my life.
If we are on the outside, we assume a conspiracy is the perfect working of a scheme. Silent nameless men with unadorned hearts. A conspiracy is everything that ordinary life is not. It's the inside game, cold, sure, undistracted, forever closed off to us. We are the flawed ones, the innocents, trying to make some rough sense of the daily jostle. Conspirators have a logic and a daring beyond our reach. All conspiracies are the same taut story of men who find coherence in some criminal act.
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Translations for taut
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- ныҡ тартылғанBashkir
- napínavý, napjatýCzech
- gespannt, angespanntGerman
- tirante, tensoSpanish
- jännitetty, kireä, tiukkaFinnish
- contracté, anxieux, tendu, stresséFrench
- teannScottish Gaelic
- feszült, feszesHungarian
- tirato, ansioso, teso, concisoItalian
- 張る, 緊張Japanese
- kernachtig, gespannen, angstig, gecrispeerd, beknoptDutch
- spent, fortettet, anspent, anstrengtNorwegian
- naprężony, napiętyPolish
- esticado, retesado, tenso, conciso, tesoPortuguese
- натянутый, напряжённый, тугойRussian
- napet, napregnutSerbo-Croatian
- spänd, sträcktSwedish
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