Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Stretched tight.

Part of speech: noun

A form taken by a verb to indicate the time of an action, state, etc.

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Usage examples "tense":

  1. " We've got to turn, sis," he said, in a tense, sharp voice. - "The Girl Aviators and the Phantom Airship", Margaret Burnham.
  2. There was a tense silence, which O'Reilly broke by saying, " I guess 'Vittles' isn't a very good game, after all." - "Rainbow's End", Rex Beach.
  3. A strange, tense feeling was growing in the place. - "The Place Beyond the Winds", Harriet T. Comstock.