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A.Word.A.Day--taciturn

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taciturn (TAS-i-tuhrn) adjective

Temperamentally untalkative.

[From Latin taciturnus (quiet), from tacitus (silent), past participle of tacere (to be silent).]

See more usage examples of taciturn in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

-Anu Garg (garg wordsmith.org)

"The voiceover may be the best way to express the taciturn main character's ideas and desires, no matter how awkward it seems." Daniel Neman; Review: Perfume; Times-Dispatch (Richmond, Virginia); Jan 5, 2007.

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