Synonyms of taper


1. taper, convex shape, convexity

usage: a convex shape that narrows toward a point

2. taper, narrowing

usage: the property possessed by a shape that narrows toward a point (as a wedge or cone)

3. wick, taper, cord

usage: a loosely woven cord (in a candle or oil lamp) that draws fuel by capillary action up into the flame

4. candle, taper, wax light, lamp

usage: stick of wax with a wick in the middle


1. taper, decrease, diminish, lessen, fall

usage: diminish gradually; "Interested tapered off"

2. sharpen, taper, point, change shape, change form, deform

usage: give a point to; "The candles are tapered"

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