If interest rates jump in response to Fed tapering, whoever chairs the Fed will slow or suspend it.
She would never have used the “T” word, “tapering,” because unemployment remains unconcionably high.
In June, Bernanke had said that the tapering could start only once gains in the labor market seemed persistent and safe.
The tapering of certain letters indicates the laudable trait of tact.
The mosque of Mehemet Ali, with its tapering minarets, overlooks Cairo, and is itself a very remarkable and beautiful edifice.
I pointed out the tapering masts of our consort—if she was to be our consort—in the distance.
Fruit long and slender, broadest at the base, tapering towards the stem, and often more or less curved.
Muscles and joints are less prominent, limbs more rounded and tapering.
Shaped like a spindle, swelling in the centre and tapering at the extremities.
It had a tail more than half the length of the body, hairy, and tapering like that of a cat.
Old English tapur, taper "candle," not found outside English, possibly a dissimilated borrowing from Latin papyrus (see papyrus), which was used in Medieval Latin and some Romance languages for "wick of a candle" (e.g. Italian papijo "wick"), because these often were made from the pith of papyrus. Cf. also German kerze "candle," from Old High German charza, from Latin charta, from Greek khartes "papyrus, roll made from papyrus, wick made from pith of papyrus."
"shoot up like a flame or spire," 1580s, from taper (n.). Sense of "gradually decrease in size, force, etc." first recorded c.1600. Related: Tapered; tapering.