Definition of taciturn adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈtæsɪtɜːn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtæsɪtɜːrn//
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(formal) tending not to say very much, in a way that seems unfriendly a taciturn and serious young man Word Originlate 18th cent.: from Latin taciturnus, from tacitus, past participle of tacere ‘be silent’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: taciturn