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Definition of the noun tightrope

What does tightrope mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: tightropes

  1. tightly stretched rope or wire on which acrobats perform high above the ground
    • examples: She dared to walk the tightrope without a net. | Tom is balancing on a tightrope. | Losing his balance from a sudden gust of wind, the tightrope walker fell to his death. | Tom didn't want to walk the tightrope without a net.
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: rope = a strong line
    • more specific term: high wire = a tightrope very high above the ground


  1. "Tightrope" is a 1984 American suspense thriller produced by and starring Clint Eastwood and written and directed by Richard Tuggle.
  2. "Tightrope" is a documentary film directed by Masahiro Honda.
    • country: Japan
    • language: Japanese Language
    • genre: Documentary film
    • rating: G
    • released on

Phrases with Tightrope

  1. tightrope walker
  2. tightrope walking
  3. Walk a Tightrope

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Tightrope

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Google previewThe Public School Journal (1900)

Walking a tightrope is a crude performance compared with this intellectual balancing on the line of accurate speech. How much more praise is due those able to talk continuously and interestingly before quite a goodly number of people.

Google previewGodey's Magazine (1896)

Walking a tightrope is the most advanced exercise of this kind, but a safe substitute can be made by any narrow foot-hold laid along the floor. Shoulder blades. The muscles centring here are exercised by any circular movements of the arms, ...

Google previewDemocratic Dilemma (2013)

Reforming Canada's Supreme Court by Nadia Verrelli

Walking this particular tightrope is a quintessentially Canadian enterprise.

Google previewStart Your Own Bar and Club (2013)

Sports Bars, Nightclubs, Neighborhood Bars, Wine Bars, and More by Liane Cassavoy, Entrepreneur magazine

Walking the tightrope is the name of the game when it comes to inventory in the food and beverage industries. If you don't manage your inventory properly, it can mean the end of your business—even if you do everything else right. To get an ...

Google previewAgricultural Input Subsidies (2013)

The Recent Malawi Experience by Ephraim Chirwa, Andrew Dorward

The price/productivity tightrope is the dilemma in poor agrarian countries where on the one hand high food prices are needed to stimulate investment in ...

Google previewEmbracing the Beloved (2010)

Relationship as a Path of Awakening by Stephen Levine, Ondrea Levine

The tightrope is the present moment, this very instant in which we attempt to maintain some balance between aspects of the underdream. When the balance is perfect, grace and disgrace dissolve equally _into unconditioned love. But in truth ...

Google previewSchool and Home Education (1899)

Walking a tightrope is a crude performance compared with this intellectual balancing on the line of accurate speech. How much more praise is due those able to talk continuously and interestingly before quite a goodly number of people.

Google previewDifferent Strokes (1999)

The Lives and Teachings of the Game's Wisest Women by Mona Vold

Walking a tightrope is an extremely simple concept: Put your left foot in front of the other.

Google previewThe History of Education Under Apartheid, 1948-1994 (2002)

The Doors of Learning and Culture Shall be Opened by Peter Kallaway

Walking the Tightrope is a very different type of autobiography. It covers a short period, 1984-85, when Liz De Villiers taught English at a secondary school in Soweto. While enormously more detailed than Sindiwe Magona's text, this book is ...

Google previewDreamer's Dictionary (2001)

by Garuda

Rope, Tightrope V: Seeing a rope; you will soon make a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Arab Women Filmmakers (2005)

by Rebecca Hillauer

Tightrope. Walkers. The history of Arab film, and with it the history of Arab women filmmakers, is inextricably bound up with emigration and exile. Exile , not only as a training and production site, but also as a place in which a certain ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Food Issues (2015)

by Ken Albala

The first tightrope was that in addition to raising the productivity of farmers' labor, the Green Revolution raised the productivity of land and water faster, creating employment gains without increasing the cultivated area. The second tightrope ...

Google previewIrish-English/English-Irish Easy Reference Dictionary (2000)

by The Educational Company of Ireland

tied adj ceangailte tier n этап}: tiger n tíogar tight adj босы, teann tight grip greim an {Шт bháite tights pl riteoga tighten v teann tightness n zeannas tightrope n téad rite tightrope walker n réadchleasaí tile n slinn, Ш сап! v saothraìgh to till the ...

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Tightrope Meaning

Video shows what tightrope means. A tightly stretched rope or cable on which acrobats perform high above the ground.. tightrope synonyms: high wire.

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Quotes about Tightrope

The leader can never close the gap between himself and the group. If he does, he is no longer what he must be. He must walk a tightrope between the consent he must win and the control he must exert. (Vince Lombardi)
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Scrabble value of T1I1G2H4T1R1O1P3E1

The value of this 9-letter word is 15 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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