taper

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
taper

Plural
tapers

  1. A taper is a slender candle.

Verb[change]

Plain form
taper

Third-person singular
tapers

Past tense
tapered

Past participle
tapered

Present participle
tapering

  1. (transitive) If you taper something, you make it thinner or narrower at one end.