how to pronounce taut

/tɔːt/

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The above transcription of taut is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association. You can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

taut is pronounced in one syllable

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tɔːt

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

“… pulling taut it's unraveling the knot …”

meanings of taut

adjective:

  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.

verb:

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

words with pronunciation similar to taut

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