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Synonyms for taper
ˈteɪ pər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. taper(noun)

    a convex shape that narrows toward a point

    Synonyms:
    wick, wax light, candle

  2. taper(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    wick, wax light, candle

  3. wick, taper(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    wick, wax light, candle

  4. candle, taper, wax light(verb)

    stick of wax with a wick in the middle

    Synonyms:
    wick, standard candle, wax light, cd, candle, candela

  5. taper(verb)

    diminish gradually

    "Interested tapered off"

    Synonyms:
    sharpen, point

  6. sharpen, taper, point(verb)

    give a point to

    "The candles are tapered"

    Synonyms:
    manoeuvre, manoeuver, focus, head, bespeak, indicate, aim, betoken, maneuver, place, luff, designate, sharpen, guide, repoint, heighten, focalise, direct, channelize, focalize, point, charge, channelise, target, steer, signal, level, orient, show

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. taper(n.)

    Synonyms:
    light, small candle

  2. taper(a.)

    Synonyms:
    conical, pyramidal, tapering

  3. taper(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    make taper, make conical

  4. taper(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    take a conical form, have a conical shape

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    scroll, tapered, scrolling

How to pronounce taper?

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Alex
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Daniel
Daniel
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Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say taper in sign language?

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How to use taper in a sentence?

  1. Elisa Tong:

    What they're doing is trying to taper down super high levels of nicotine, unfortunately, manufacturers don't have a manual on how to quit their devices.

  2. Johnny Carson:

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

  3. Walt Stack:

    Start slow and taper off.

  4. Kyle Chalmers:

    There's not many things that I want to change, but there's probably those few things that are going to come with taper and swimming that bit faster in training.

  5. Jim McCormick:

    Real yield in local currency debt relative to developed market debt is near an 8- to 10-year high, and somewhere between 150-200 bps above where we were right before the (2013) taper tantrum, it's not a great environment for local currency ... (but) the protection that you are being offered should get you through the worst part of the mess.


Translations for taper

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  • vokslys, kærteDanish
  • Verjüngung, [[dünn, verschmälern, verjüngenGerman
  • αποξύνομαι, αγιοκέρι, απολέπτυνση, απολεπτύνομαι, λιανοκέρι, κωνικότητα, απολεπτύνωGreek
  • estrechar, estrecharseSpanish
  • مخروطیPersian
  • kaveta, kaventua, suipontuaFinnish
  • rétrécir, chandelleFrench
  • affusolareItalian
  • kāwetowetoMāori
  • kaars, versmallen, versmallingDutch
  • ConePortuguese
  • утончать, сужение, заострять, сужаться, утончаться, [[тонкий, свечка, заострить, сужатьRussian
  • טאַפּערYiddish

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