Adjective "tautly" definition and examples

(Tautly may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈtɔːtli/

Definitions and examples

adverb

  1. 'These tautly stretched lines consist of single strands of horsehair, arranged in an elegant composition that brings to mind the great horizontal tableaux of Barnett Newman.'
  2. 'Leinsdorf shows unwonted impetuosity in his approach to tempos, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, while not consistently as refined as it could be, plays the music tautly.'

More definitions

1. tightly drawn; tense; not slack.

2. emotionally or mentally strained or tense: taut nerves.

3. in good order or condition; tidy; neat.

More examples(as adjective)

"senses can be tautly."

Origin

(taut)