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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

    wick, wax light, candle

  2. taper(noun)

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

    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

    wick, wax light, candle

  4. candle, taper, wax light(verb)

    stick of wax with a wick in the middle

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

  5. taper(verb)

    diminish gradually

    "Interested tapered off"

    sharpen, point

  6. sharpen, taper, point(verb)

    give a point to

    "The candles are tapered"

    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.)

    light, small candle

  2. taper(a.)

    conical, pyramidal, tapering

  3. taper(v. a.)

    make taper, make conical

  4. taper(v. n.)

    take a conical form, have a conical shape

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    scroll, tapered, scrolling

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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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