adjective, taut·er, taut·est.
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There were stomachs, taut and flat, but also undulating bellies, soft and bloated from the breakfast buffet.Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’|Asawin Suebsaeng|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Now Kevin Garvey (a taut, tense Justin Theroux) is Mapleton's chief of police.‘The Leftovers’ Review: A Fever Dream You Can’t Wake Up From|Andrew Romano|June 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“At first it was so bizarre,” she mumbles into a hand mirror, her mouth taut as she applies lipstick in the back of a taxi.Is This Dildo-Licking, Dominatrix-Loving Vogue Blogger the New Face of Feminism?|Lizzie Crocker|May 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In fact, they are linked by a taut common thread: innocence encountering the face of evil.Holocaust Horrors Haunt the Films ‘Ida’ And ‘The German Doctor’|Jack Schwartz|May 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Taut red fabric on the ceiling above the chandelier gives the room a cool, circus-tent vibe.Exploring the Darker Side of James Joyce’s Trieste|Jeff Campagna|January 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The atmosphere seemed drawn taut before him as though it must any instant split open upon a sound of crying.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
As they went cutting sidewise through the water, the sails bellied taut, with the wind filling and overflowing them.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
How his fingers tingled with anticipation when he grasped the taut double line!Gold-Seeking on the Dalton Trail|Arthur R. Thompson
Screen wire is very difficult material to fasten on a frame so that it becomes taut.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2|Various
His eyes shone, his chin was thrust forward, every ligament in his body was strung taut.The Winning Clue|James Hay, Jr.