taper

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1 taper /ˈteɪpɚ/ verb
tapers; tapered; tapering
1 taper
/ˈteɪpɚ/
verb
tapers; tapered; tapering
Learner's definition of TAPER
[no object]
: to become gradually smaller toward one end

taper off

[phrasal verb]
: to become gradually less and less : to decrease slowly

— tapered

adjective [more tapered; most tapered]
2 taper /ˈteɪpɚ/ noun
plural tapers
2 taper
/ˈteɪpɚ/
noun
plural tapers
Learner's definition of TAPER
[count]
: a piece of string covered with wax that is used for lighting lamps, candles, etc.
: a long, thin candle
[singular] : the shape of something that becomes gradually smaller toward one end
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