tight-mouthed

[ tahyt-mouth d, -moutht ]
/ ˈtaɪtˈmaʊðd, -ˈmaʊθt /

adjective

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Origin of tight-mouthed

First recorded in 1925–30
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Example sentences from the Web for tight-mouthed

  • Theyre both as tight-mouthed as clams, pursued Mrs. Gormley.

    Carolyn of the Corners|Ruth Belmore Endicott
  • Tight-mouthed, I gestured to the others to spread out slightly below—not that anything would help her if she fell.

    The Planet Savers|Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • Her maid, a tight-mouthed, unlovely creature, moved sedately to her side.

    The Bandbox|Louis Joseph Vance