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Meaning of TAPERING

Pronunciation:  t'eypuring

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of gradually lowering the size or amount; "the doctor prescribed the tapering of the dose"
  2. [adj]  gradually narrowed toward a point; "a tall tapering spire"
  3. [adj]  gradually decreasing until little remains
  4. [adj]  becoming gradually narrower; "long tapering fingers"; "trousers with tapered legs"
 

TAPERING is a 8 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: decreasing, dwindling, narrow, narrowing, pointed, tapered, tapering off
 
 See Also: lowering

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ta"per*ing\, a.
Becoming gradually smaller toward one end. --
{Ta"per*ing*ly}, adv.

 

 

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