taciturnity

 /ˌtæsɪˈt3ːnɪtɪ/



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
tac•i•turn /ˈtæsɪˌtɝn/USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. usually keeping silent; not saying much:a taciturn gentleman.
  2. stern and silent in expression and manner:The men were taciturn, thinking about the mission ahead.
tac•i•tur•ni•ty /ˌtæsɪˈtɝnɪti/USA pronunciationn. [uncountable]
tac•i•turn•ly, adv. 


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

taciturn /ˈtæsɪˌtɜːn/ adj
  1. habitually silent, reserved, or uncommunicative; not inclined to conversation
Etymology: 18th Century: from Latin taciturnus, from tacitus silent, from tacēre to be silent

ˌtaciˈturnity n ˈtaciˌturnly adv




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