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British English: /teɪl/
American English: /teɪl/

Translation of tail in Italian:


  • 2 (end piece) (of aircraft, comet, kite) at the tail of the procession
    in coda al corteo
  • 3 [informal] (police observer)to put a tail on somebody
    fare pedinare qualcuno

also: tails plural noun

also: -tailed adjective in composti

transitive verb



I can't make head (n)or tail of this

non riesco a venire a capo di tutto questo

we couldn't make head or tail of his reply

to be on somebody's tail

essere alle calcagna di qualcuno o essere sulle tracce di qualcuno

to go off with one's tail between one's legs

andarsene con la coda fra le gambe

to turn tail


Phrasal verbs

tail away

(voice, noise)
affievolirsi, smorzarsi
her voice tailed away to a whisper
la sua voce si abbassò fino a diventare un sussurro

tail back

(British English) to tail back from
(traffic jam)
partire da
to tail back to
(traffic jam)
arrivare fino a
the traffic tails back for miles
c'è una coda (di auto) lunga diverse miglia

tail off

1 (reduce)
(percentage, figures, demand)
calare, diminuire
2 (fade)
he tailed off into silence
smise poco a poco di parlare
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