Definition of tautness noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈtɔːtnəs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɔːtnəs//
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  1. 1the fact of being stretched tightly the tautness of the rope
  2. 2the quality of being tightly controlled, with no unnecessary parts in it the tautness of the narrative