Synonyms for taper

Grammar : Verb
Spell : tey-per
Phonetic Transcription : ˈteɪ pər

Top 10 synonyms for taper Other synonyms for the word taper

Définition of taper

Origin :
  • Old English tapur, taper "candle," not found outside English, possibly a dissimilated borrowing from Latin papyrus (see papyrus), which was used in Medieval Latin and some Romance languages for "wick of a candle" (e.g. Italian papijo "wick"), because these often were made from the pith of papyrus. Cf. also German kerze "candle," from Old High German charza, from Latin charta, from Greek khartes "papyrus, roll made from papyrus, wick made from pith of papyrus."
  • verb decrease
Example sentences :
  • Then her hands played with my hair, which she let down and combed with her long, taper fingers.
  • Extract from : « My Double Life » by Sarah Bernhardt
  • His eyes roved from taper to taper, as gathering knowledge ray by ray.
  • Extract from : « Bride of the Mistletoe » by James Lane Allen
  • Their branches do not taper, but only observe the laws common to all.
  • Extract from : « Modern Painters Volume I (of V) » by John Ruskin
  • It was still dark; she gave me her arm, and I lighted her with a taper.
  • Extract from : « Memoirs Of The Court Of Marie Antoinette, Queen Of France, Complete » by Madame Campan
  • She sat down, feeling as if that taper were heating her back.
  • Extract from : « The Fortune of the Rougons » by Emile Zola
  • I got me to bed, blew out my taper, and composed myself to sleep.
  • Extract from : « The Strolling Saint » by Raphael Sabatini
  • The resolve adopted, he took up a taper and went off to bed.
  • Extract from : « The Sea-Hawk » by Raphael Sabatini
  • Then,” said Taper Tom, “you may have my fish and I will take your goose.
  • Extract from : « Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17) » by Various
  • The tail, if thick at the setting on, should taper and be fine below.
  • Extract from : « Cattle and Their Diseases » by Robert Jennings
  • The taper will then project about three-quarters of an inch from the face of the chuck.
  • Extract from : « A Treatise on Staff Making and Pivoting » by Eugene E. Hall

Antonyms for taper

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