From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtalltall /tɔːl $ tɒːl/ ●●● S2 W2 adjective (comparative taller, superlative tallest) 1 HIGHTALL PERSONa person, building, tree etc that is tall is a greater height than normal He was young and tall. a house surrounded by tall trees This bush grows tall very quickly.► see thesaurus at high2 you use ‘tall’ to say or ask what the height of something or someone is6ft/2m/12 inches etc tall He’s only 5 feet tall. How tall is that building? She’s a little taller than her sister.3 American EnglishDFD a tall drink contains a small amount of alcohol mixed with a large amount of a non-alcoholic drink4 → a tall order5 → tall story/tale —tallness noun [uncountable] → stand tall at stand1(39), → walk tall at walk1(10)
Examples from the Corpustall• Sebastian was now fifteen, and had grown tall and strong.• Martin was tall and thin, with curly blond hair.• Who is that tall bloke standing next to Diane?• It was then that she noticed a tall blond man busy coaching some young local boys in football.• At the age of fifteen he was already six foot three and the tallest boy in the school.• She was a tall girl, quite pretty, I thought, and she always wore a lovely kimono robe.• The cat was hiding in the tall grass in the backyard.• Chutra became a tall man in the saddle.• Two tall marble columns stood at either side of the entrance.• The photographer asked the taller people to stand at the back of the group.• Siward, taller than anyone else, was behind him and to the left.• Lorna is a little taller than her husband.• Do you need to be tall to play basketball well?• First, we need to find a nice tall tree.• The valley was scrubby here: elephant grass, occasional tall trees, and dry rice paddies.grows tall• The plant is very bushy, and with long stems grows tall.• He grows taller but barely grows up and will never grow old.How tall• Mildred had pressed for more details. How tall?• He brings a bottle of bubbly and a basketball. How tall, fair, gentle he is!• How tall is the Eiffel Tower?• Jacob squeezed Katherine's hand, urged her up. How tall she had grown, and beautiful.