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Tall appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • Send toast to ten tense stout saints' ten tall tents.
    (by Raymond Weisling)
  • Thomas Tattamus took two T's to tie two tots to two tall trees.
  • Tell a tall tale of a tall tailed dog, that told Tim it tap a tall ale and thump the top of Tim's tomb.

Tall appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Tall eyewear reviver Rae we yell at.
  • Did I draw Della too tall, Edward? I did?
  • To lap up a tall eye, we now ask Cindarella "tip so hastily, man, or is Sir on amyl?": it’s a hospitaller ad Nick saw; one we yell at a pup a lot.
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Comparison of usage frequency between the adjective tall and its most common antonym:


Tall is sometimes a misspelling of tail or tell.

The word tall is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the adjective tall

What does tall mean as an attribute of a noun?

Tall is one of the top 100 most common adjectives in the English language.

adjective - degrees: taller | tallest

  1. great in vertical dimension; high in stature
  2. lofty in style
  3. impressively difficult
    • example: a tall order
    • adjective position: attributive adjective (it occurs before the noun)
    • usage: colloquialism
    • similar: difficult / hard
  4. too improbable to admit of belief

Alternative definition of the adjective tall


  1. [obsolete] obsequious; obedient
  2. [obsolete] seemly; suitable; fitting, becoming, comely; attractive, handsome
  3. [obsolete] bold; brave; courageous; valiant
  4. [archaic] fine; proper; admirable; great; excellent; being of more than average height
  5. [context: of a person] Having a vertical extent greater than the average. For example, somebody with a height of over 6 feet would generally be considered to be tall
  6. [context: of a building, etc.] Having its top a long way up; having a great vertical (and often greater than horizontal) extent; high
  7. [context: of a story] Hard to believe, such as a tall story or a tall tale
  8. [chiefly US, of a cup of coffee] A cup of coffee smaller than grande, usually 8 ounces

Definition of the noun tall

What does tall mean as a name of something?


  1. a garment size for a tall person
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • more generic word: size = the property resulting from being one of a series of graduated measurements


Tall is a defunct organization, record label.


Tall is a fictional character from the 2013 film It's Us.


"Tall" a.k.a. "Tall: Infinity" is a video game.

  • also known as トールアンリミテッド, TALL∞
  • developer: Techno Soleil Corporation
  • genre: Strategy video game


"Tall" is an unreleased album by The Black Crowes. It was initially supposed to be the follow-up to The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion. It was recorded in late 1993 and early 1994 at Conway Studios in Los Angeles. According to there was at least one session prior to that of Conway Studios with an undisclosed location or time period. The recording sessions that took place at Conway Studios were discarded and the band regrouped at Sound City to record Amorica.

Phrases with Tall

  1. Tall Man
  2. tall oil
  3. Tall Reed
  4. Tall ship
  5. tall tale
  6. Tall Brake
  7. Tall Brome
  8. Tall Draba
  9. Tall Grama
  10. tall order
  11. Tall Poppy
  12. Tall Story
  13. tall-grass
  14. Tall Blacks
  15. Tall Dodder
  16. Tall Fescue
  17. tall mallow
  18. Tall Nettle
  19. Tall Albizia
  20. Stand Tall

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Tall

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Google previewThe natural method of teaching the elements of grammar, for the nursery and infant schools (1851)

by Robert Pemberton (F.R.S.L.)

Tall is an adjective. Taller is an adjective. Slower is an adjective. Slowest is an adjective. .Fas< is an adjective. Faster is an adjective. Fastest is an adjective. Quick is an adjective. Quicker is an adjective. Quickest is an ...

Google previewUltimate Hot Rod Dictionary: A-Bombs to Zoomies

by Jeff Breitenstein

tall gears (also tall gearing), see STEEP GEARS tall T n. STREET ROD type based on any STOCK or near-STOCK-bodied ...

Google previewEncyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers (2010)

by Jan W. Gooch

Tall Oil, Distilled n Class of products ...

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Quotes about Tall

He was mostly leaping tall buildings in the beginning. There were cases where he would leap off a tall building or swoop down, and at that point he would look like he was flying, I suppose. It was just natural to draw him like that. (Joe Shuster)
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Scrabble value of T1A1L1L1

The value of this 4-letter word is 4 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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