hid·​den | \ ˈhi-dᵊn How to pronounce hidden (audio) \

Definition of hidden

1 : being out of sight or not readily apparent : concealed

Other Words from hidden

hiddenness \ ˈhi-​dᵊn-​nəs How to pronounce hidden (audio) \ noun

Examples of hidden in a Sentence

There was a hidden flaw in the airplane's design. the hidden costs in buying a home
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First Known Use of hidden

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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27 Jun 2022

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“Hidden.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hidden. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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