taper off

verb
Updated on: 23 May 2018

Definition of taper off

: taper
  • housing starts tapered off in the fall

Examples of taper off in a Sentence

  1. at this time of the year, light begins to taper off a little earlier each day

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First Known Use of taper off

1848

in the meaning defined above

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