Definition of Taper off

1. Verb. End weakly. "The music just petered out--there was no proper ending"

Exact synonyms: Fizzle, Fizzle Out, Peter Out
Generic synonyms: Discontinue



2. Verb. Become smaller or less active. "Business tapered off"
Generic synonyms: Contract, Narrow

Definition of Taper off

1. Verb. (idiomatic) To diminish or lessen gradually; to become smaller, slower, quieter, etc. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Taper Off

tape transport
tape up
tapeable
taped
tapeless
tapeless workflow
tapelike
tapeline
tapelines
tapen
tapenade
tapenades
tapentadol
taper
taper file
taper off (current term)
taper pin
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tapered bougie
taperer
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taperings
taperlike
taperness
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taperstick
tapersticks

Literary usage of Taper off

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1. Babel and Bible: Two Lectures Delivered Before the Members of the Deutsche by Friedrich Delitzsch, Claude Hermann Walter Johns (1903)
"49) shows us a strikingly similar view of God: upon a wonderful ship, whose fore and aft parts taper off in the form of a sitting human Fig. 49. ..."

2. Babel and Bible: Two Lectures Delivered Before the Members of the Deutsche by Friedrich Delitzsch, Claude Hermann Walter Johns (1903)
"49) shows us a strikingly similar view of God : upon a wonderful ship, whose fore and aft parts taper off in the form of a sitting human Fig. 49. ..."

3. Remains, Historical and Literary, Connected with the Palatine Counties of by Chetham Society (1857)
"... a taper off wax Also to the alter off Sanct ... on other taper off wax Also apon ye day off my buriall I will to be sayed ..."

4. Lancashire and Cheshire Wills and Inventories from the Ecclesiastical Court by Chester, Eng. (Diocese), George John Piccope (1857)
"... a taper off wax Also to the alter off Sanct ... on other taper off wax Also apon ye day off my buriall I will to be sayed ..."

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