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Friday, September 17, 1999

Definitions for taciturn

  1. Habitually silent; not inclined to talk.

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Citations for taciturn
On stage she seemed to become transformed, and the contrast was even more noticeable given her shy, taciturn character, shrouded in the impalpable veil of gloom that always surrounded her. Pino Cacucci, Tina Modotti: A Life
A balding, stocky, taciturn man who wore glasses, he gave an impression of distance and seriousness. , New York Times
Origin of taciturn
1765-1775
Taciturn comes from Latin taciturnus, from tacere, "to be silent."