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How to Pronounce Tight: Learn how to pronounce Tight in English correctly

Learn how to say Tight correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.

Oxford dictionary definition of the word tight:

1fixed, fastened, or closed firmly; hard to move, undo, or open:
she twisted her handkerchief into a tight knot
I prised the tight lid off with my knife
(of clothes or shoes) close-fitting, especially uncomfortably so:
the dress was too tight for her
a tight-fitting top
(of a grip) very firm:
she released her tight hold on the dog
presidential advisers keep a tight grip on domestic policy
(of a ship, building, or object) well sealed against something such as water or air:
[in combination]:
a light-tight container
2(of a rope, fabric, or surface) stretched so as to leave no slack; not loose:
the drawcord pulls tight
(of part of the body) feeling painful and constricted as a result of anxiety or illness:
there was a tight feeling in his gut
(of appearance or manner) tense, irritated, or angry:
she gave him a tight smile
(of a rule or form of control) strictly imposed:
security was tight at yesterday’s ceremony
(of a written work or form) concise, condensed, or well structured:
a tight argument
(of an organization or group of people) disciplined or well coordinated:
the vocalists are strong and the band is tight
3(of an area or space) having or allowing little room for manoeuvre:
a tight parking spot
it was a tight squeeze in the tiny vestibule
(of a bend, turn, or angle) changing direction sharply; having a short radius:
the coach failed to negotiate the tight bend
(of money or time) limited or restricted:
David was out of work and money was tight
an ability to work to tight deadlines
4(of a formation or group) closely or densely packed together:
he levered the bishop out from a tight knot of clerical wives
(of a community or other group of people) having close relations; tight-knit:
New York’s tight Orthodox Jewish community
the folk were far too tight to let anyone know
5(of a game or contest) with evenly matched competitors; very close:
he won in a tight finish
6British informal not willing to spend or give much money; mean:
he is tight with his money
7 [predic.] informal drunk:
he got tight on brandy
very firmly, closely, or tensely:
he went downstairs, holding tight to the bannisters

run a tight ship

be very strict in managing an organization or operation.
a tight corner (or spot or place)

a difficult situation:
her talent for talking her way out of tight corners




Middle English (in the sense ‘healthy, vigorous’, later ‘firm, solid’): probably an alteration of thight ‘firm, solid’, later ‘close-packed, dense’, of Germanic origin; related to German dicht ‘dense, close’