What does taper off mean?

Definitions for taper off

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word taper off.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. taper off, peter out, fizzle out, fizzle(verb)

    end weakly

    "The music just petered out--there was no proper ending"

  2. taper off(verb)

    become smaller or less active

    "Business tapered off"


  1. taper off(Verb)

    To diminish or lessen gradually; to become smaller, slower, quieter, etc.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of taper off in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of taper off in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Walt Stack:

    Start slow and taper off.

  2. Johnny Carson:

    For three days after death hair and fingernails continue to grow but phone calls taper off.

  3. The NWS:

    Most of the heavier rain to the west of New Orleans will taper off in the evening ... and for far eastern Louisiana it will probably end closer to midnight.

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Translations for taper off

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  • сходи́ть на нетRussian

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