HyperDic: tapering

English > 3 senses of the word tapering:
NOUNacttaperingthe act of gradually lowering the size or amount
ADJECTIVEalltapering, tapered, narrowingbecoming gradually narrower
alltapering, dwindling, tapering offgradually decreasing until little remains
tapering > pronunciation
Soundstey'perihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > tapering: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningBecoming gradually narrower.
Example"long tapering fingers"
Synonymstapered, narrowing
Broadernarrownot wide
Spanishafilado, ahusado, cónico
English > tapering: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaninggradually decreasing until little remains.
Synonymsdwindling, tapering off
BroaderdecreasingBecoming less or smaller
English > tapering: 3 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of gradually lowering the size or amount.
Example"the doctor prescribed the tapering of the dose"
BroaderloweringThe act of causing to become less
Verbstaperdiminish gradually

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