1. tightrope

noun. ['ˈtaɪˌtroʊp'] tightly stretched rope or wire on which acrobats perform high above the ground.


  • rope

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Rhymes with Tightrope

  • allotrope
  • heliotrope
  • isentrope
  • misanthrope

Sentences with tightrope

1. Noun, singular or mass
You will notice pieces to build a tightrope; build the tightrope and cross it to enter the Laboratory.

Quotes about tightrope

1. A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

2. Criticism - however valid or intellectually engaging - tends to get in the way of a writer who has anything personal to say. A tightrope walker may require practice, but if he starts a theory of equilibrium he will lose grace (and probably fall off).
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien

3. You know how the tightrope guy at the circus wants everyone to believe his act is an art, but deep down you can see that he's really just hoping he makes it all the way across?
- Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper