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Definition of "tapered" []

  • Simple past tense and past participle of taper. (verb)
  • Narrowing gradually towards a point (adjective)
  • Lit with a taper (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "tapered" in a sentence
  • "As the term tapered to an end, things went from bad to worse with her; and since, besides, the parting with Evelyn was at the door, she was often to be seen with red-rimmed eyelids, which she did not even try to conceal."
  • "The Queen pulled back on the cross, leaving the Governess holding the thin tapered dagger that had been concealed inside."
  • "Over the months, they'd gotten a case or two that way, but as time went on, the calls tapered off, as word of their father's demise worked its way through the hunters 'grapevine."
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