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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [klohs-mouth d, -moutht]
    • /ˈkloʊsˈmaʊðd, -ˈmaʊθt/
    • /klˈəʊsmaʊðd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klohs-mouth d, -moutht]
    • /ˈkloʊsˈmaʊðd, -ˈmaʊθt/

Definitions of closemouthed word

  • adjective closemouthed not talking much; telling little; taciturn 3
  • adjective closemouthed reticent; uncommunicative. 1
  • noun closemouthed Reticent, secretive or uncommunicative. 1

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Origin of closemouthed

First appearance:

before 1880
One of the 23% newest English words
First recorded in 1880-85; close + mouth + -ed3

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Parts of speech for Closemouthed


closemouthed popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 39% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

closemouthed usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for closemouthed

adj closemouthed

  • close — When you close something such as a door or lid or when it closes, it moves so that a hole, gap, or opening is covered.
  • hush-hush — highly secret or confidential: a hush-hush political investigation.
  • quiet — making no noise or sound, especially no disturbing sound: quiet neighbors.
  • reticent — disposed to be silent or not to speak freely; reserved.
  • sedate — calm, quiet, or composed; undisturbed by passion or excitement: a sedate party; a sedate horse.

adjective closemouthed

  • reserved — kept in reserve; forming a reserve: a reserve fund; a reserve supply.

Antonyms for closemouthed

adj closemouthed

  • chatty — Someone who is chatty talks a lot in a friendly, informal way.
  • talkative — inclined to talk a great deal: One drink and she became very talkative.
  • open — not closed or barred at the time, as a doorway by a door, a window by a sash, or a gateway by a gate: to leave the windows open at night.

adjective closemouthed

  • forthcoming — coming, forth, or about to come forth; about to appear; approaching in time: the forthcoming concert.

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