What does the word taciturn mean?

Usage examples for 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 by Vicente Blasco Ibañez
  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 by Alice MacGowan
  3. The taciturn commander of the guard answered briefly that it was the College of Pipers. – A Prince of Good Fellows by Robert Barr