|part of speech:
||habitually silent and uncommunicative.
Her taciturn son had a surprising amount to say on the subject of prisons.
- close-mouthed, quiet, reticent, silent, tight-lipped, uncommunicative
- chatty, garrulous, loquacious, talkative, voluble
- similar words:
- aloof, diffident, distant, reserved, retiring
||close-mouthed, mum, quiet
||taciturnly (adv.), taciturnity (n.)