tapering
1. [ adjective ] gradually narrowed toward a point
Synonyms: tapered
Examples:

"a tall tapering spire"

Related terms: pointed
2. [ adjective ] becoming gradually narrower
Synonyms: narrowing tapered
Examples:

"long tapering fingers" "trousers with tapered legs"

Related terms: narrow
3. [ adjective ] gradually decreasing until little remains
Synonyms: dwindling tapering_off
Related terms: decreasing
4. [ noun ] the act of gradually lowering the size or amount
Examples:

"the doctor prescribed the tapering of the dose"

Related terms: lowering taper
Similar spelling:   tavern