taut

[tษ”หt]

taut Definition

  • 1stretched or pulled tight; not slack
  • 2not relaxed; tense
  • 3concise and controlled in expression

Using taut: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "taut" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The rope was taut and ready to snap.

  • Example

    She kept a taut grip on the steering wheel.

  • Example

    His taut muscles showed how hard he had been working out.

  • Example

    The writer's taut prose made for a gripping read.

taut Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for taut

Phrases with taut

  • the saying of the same thing twice in different words, generally considered to be a fault of style

    Example

    The phrase 'free gift' is an example of tautology.

  • a situation in which opposing forces are equally balanced

    Example

    The negotiations between the two countries were at a taut line, with neither side willing to compromise.

  • taut nerves

    a state of nervous tension or anxiety

    Example

    After the accident, she was left with taut nerves and found it difficult to sleep.

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Summary: taut in Brief

Taut [tษ”หt] describes something that is stretched or pulled tight, not slack. It can also describe a person who is not relaxed and is tense. In addition, it can refer to concise and controlled expression. Examples include 'The rope was taut and ready to snap,' and 'The writer's taut prose made for a gripping read.' Phrases include 'tautology,' meaning the saying of the same thing twice in different words, and 'taut nerves,' referring to a state of nervous tension or anxiety.