Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Silent; reserved.

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Usage examples "taciturn":

  1. And he added with an affectionate expression, a great contrast to his usual rough and taciturn character: " Come, Gabriel, we expect you in my house. - "The Shadow of the Cathedral", Vicente Blasco IbaƱez.
  2. They rode along quietly in the late summer afternoon; the taciturn habit of the mountain people made the silence between them seem nothing strange. - "Judith of the Cumberlands", Alice MacGowan.
  3. The taciturn commander of the guard answered briefly that it was the College of Pipers. - "A Prince of Good Fellows", Robert Barr.