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Taut Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • pulled or drawn tight; "taut sails"; "a tight drumhead"; "a tight rope"
  • subjected to great tension; stretched tight; "the skin of his face looked drawn and tight"; "her nerves were taut as the strings of a bow"

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Taut'


  • Taut: A taut object is one under tension . Taut is also a surname, and may refer to: Bruno Taut (1880–1938), prolific German architect, urban ...
  • TAUT: TAUT is an acronym or initialism and may refer to: Tramways & Urban Transit , a monthly magazine published in the United Kingdom ...
  • Bruno Taut: Bruno Julius Florian Taut (4 May 1880 – 24 December 1938) was a prolific German architect , urban planner , and author active during the ...
  • Max Taut: Max Taut (15 May 1884 — 26 February 1967) was a German architect . Biography: Max Taut was born in Königsberg , the younger brother of Bruno ...
  • Taut-line hitch: The taut-line hitch is an adjustable loop knot for use on lines under tension . It is useful when the length of a line will need to be ...
  • Taut foliation: In mathematics , a taut foliation is a codimension 1 foliation of a 3-manifold with the property that there is a single transverse ...

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'Taut' example sentence in quotations


* My life is music. And in some vague, mysterious, and subconscious way, I have always been driven by a taut inner spring which has propelled me to almost compulsively reach for perfection in music, often--in fact, mostly--at the expense of everything else in my life. - Stan Getz


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Taut Sample Sentences in News


  • A cool, tidy ‘Blue Room’
    A review of “The Blue Room,” a brief, taut thriller directed by Mathieu Amalric. Rating: Three stars out of four. Read more on this news related to 'Taut'
  • A taut, gripping inquiry into 'The Affair'
    Infidelity, a clever construct and a terrific cast are what sell Showtime's new drama "The Affair," which premieres Sunday and stars Ruth Wilson and Dominic West. What makes it intriguing, and potentially important, is memory. Read more on this news related to 'Taut'
  • 'The Blue Room' is an art film wannabe
    'Blue' stars director and co-writer Mathieu Amalric and Stéphanie Cléau in what could have been a taut little thriller. Read more on this news related to 'Taut'

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