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  1. tightropenoun

    tightly stretched rope or wire on which acrobats perform high above the ground


  1. tightropenoun

    A tightly stretched rope or cable on which acrobats perform high above the ground.


  1. tightrope

    Tightrope walking, also called funambulism, is the skill of walking along a thin wire or rope. It has a long tradition in various countries and is commonly associated with the circus. Other skills similar to tightrope walking include slack rope walking and slacklining.


  1. Tightrope

    Tightrope is the debut album from Australian pop singer Stephanie McIntosh, which was released on 11 September 2006, and re-released on 19 March 2007. It was released to the UK on 20 August 2007 with an alternate track listing and cover, but some Australian editions of the album have been seen in UK music stores such as HMV.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tightrope in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tightrope in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of tightrope in a Sentence

  1. Edith Newbold Jones Wharton:

    Life is always a tightrope or a feather bed. Give me the tightrope.

  2. Brett Loper:

    You have to be careful playing with this, in 2011, credit rating agencies actually downgraded the U.S. Treasury debt as a result. It’s a very careful tightrope.

  3. The Hollywood Reporter:

    Nowadays, it’s crossing the line, right ? It’s not bad if you’re the news for a couple of days, but you do n’t want to be the guy that ruins the night or someone’s moment, at the same time, you’ve got to be yourself. As comedians, we’re up on a tightrope trying to make sure people are entertained. But, again, we’re living in a hypersensitive society. You do n’t know where that line is sometimes. It moves from day to day.

  4. Vince Lombardi:

    The leader can never close the gap between himself and the group. If he does, he is no longer what he must be. He must walk a tightrope between the consent he must win and the control he must exert.

  5. Vincent Grashaw:

    Obviously when you make the decision to make a film on such a sensitive and timely issue, it suddenly feels like you're walking a tightrope, it made me nervous to be honest. But I felt as long as we found the right kids to play the two leads and stayed true to the writing, we were gon na be ok.

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    the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
    • A. ditch
    • B. elan
    • C. arborolatry
    • D. ternion

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