how to pronounce taper

/ˈtɛɪpɚ/

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taper frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word taper occurs in english on average 1.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

taper is pronounced in two syllables

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tɛɪpɚ

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An example use of taper in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… that there might be a taper which sent …”

meanings of taper

noun:

  1. A slender wax candle; a small lighted wax candle.
  2. One who operates a tape machine.
  3. A tapering form; gradual diminution of thickness and/or cross section in an elongated object.
  4. Someone who works with tape or tapes.
  5. A small light.
  6. A thin stick used for lighting candles, either a wax-coated wick or a slow-burning wooden rod.

verb:

  1. To diminish gradually.
  2. To make thinner or narrower at one end.

adjective:

  1. Tapered; narrowing to a point.

words with pronunciation similar to taper

tapestabortapedcapertailortaterpaperrapertakertape

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