how to pronounce taut


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taut is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… and pulling everything more taut over …”

meanings of taut


  1. Containing only relevant parts; brief and controlled.
  2. Strong; uncompromising.
  3. Neat and well-disciplined; efficient and in order.
  4. Under tension, like a stretched bowstring, rope, or sail; tight.
  5. Experiencing anxiety or stress.
  6. Not flabby; firm, toned; (of a person) having a lean, strong body.


  1. To make taut; to tauten, to tighten.

taut frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word taut occurs in english on average 1.4 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.

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