closemouthed

adjective
close·​mouthed | \ ˈklōz-ˌmau̇tht How to pronounce closemouthed (audio) , -ˈmau̇tht also ˈklōs-ˌmau̇t͟hd, -ˈmau̇t͟hd \

Definition of closemouthed

: cautious in speaking : uncommunicative also : secretive

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Examples of closemouthed in a Sentence

he remained closemouthed about their activities encourage the closemouthed children to speak up and not be shy
Recent Examples on the Web Hutton’s gaptoothed smile replaced the closemouthed gaze and white eyeliner of Vogue models of the 1960s. Washington Post, 25 Dec. 2021 Ever since the couple pulled up stakes and moved away from the United Kingdom in March, their new spokespeople have been even more closemouthed. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, 15 Sep. 2020 By and large, this is a secretive, closemouthed group of individuals who want nothing more than to say little and share even less. Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY, 3 July 2018 By and large, this is a secretive, closemouthed group of individuals who want nothing more than to say little and share even less. Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY, 3 July 2018 Led by Vice President Temer, whose cryptic, closemouthed demeanor has his rivals comparing him to a butler in a horror movie, the centrists anchoring Ms. Rousseff’s coalition broke away last week. Simon Romero, New York Times, 3 Apr. 2016

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First Known Use of closemouthed

1881, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of closemouthed was in 1881

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Dictionary Entries Near closemouthed

closely/well observed

closemouthed

closen

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“Closemouthed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/closemouthed. Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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