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tight-mouthed

[ tahyt-mouthd, -moutht ]

adjective



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Word History and Origins

Origin of tight-mouthed1

First recorded in 1925–30

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Example Sentences

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

Tight-mouthed, I gestured to the others to spread out slightly below—not that anything would help her if she fell.

Her maid, a tight-mouthed, unlovely creature, moved sedately to her side.

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