taut
1. [ adjective ] pulled or drawn tight
Synonyms: tight
Examples:

"taut sails" "a tight drumhead" "a tight rope"

Related terms: tense
2. [ adjective ] subjected to great tension; stretched tight
Synonyms: drawn
Examples:

"the skin of his face looked drawn and tight" "her nerves were taut as the strings of a bow"

Related terms: tense
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