Definition of taciturn in English:

taciturn

Line breaks: taci|turn
Pronunciation: /ˈtasɪtəːn
 
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adjective

Derivatives

taciturnity

Pronunciation: /-ˈtəːnɪti/
noun
More example sentences
  • He was true to his heritage in valuing hard work, frugality, practicality, and taciturnity.
  • But I think, too, of hours spent alone with him as an interviewer, seeking to overcome his calculated taciturnity in an exercise I likened to mining gold with a plastic teaspoon.
  • After all those years of taciturnity in male cinema, the floodgates opened and we were deluged by talk.

taciturnly

adverb
More example sentences
  • I asked him which books and music he took with him and he taciturnly told me they shared a few entertainment items.
  • Judgment is passed on the two main actors who had been taciturnly, but coyly, perched for long hours, and have been sized up again and again under the unrelenting gaze of the critics.
  • ‘Guess I was wrong then,’ he mumbled taciturnly, as he faded back into the crowd of police investigators.

Origin

late 18th century: from Latin taciturnus, from tacitus (see tacit).

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