se·​clud·​ed | \ si-ˈklü-dəd How to pronounce secluded (audio) \

Definition of secluded

1 : screened or hidden from view : sequestered a secluded valley
2 : living in seclusion : solitary secluded monks

Other Words from secluded

secludedly adverb
secludedness noun

Examples of secluded in a Sentence

We looked for a secluded spot in the park to have our picnic. we stayed in a secluded resort, far away from the regular tourist crowds
Recent Examples on the Web Uman, founder of Clear Capture Investigations of Gainesville, Fla., staked out Fanning’s Atlanta home and photographed him running on a wooded hill on a cul-de-sac leading to his secluded house. John Archibald |, al, 3 Aug. 2022 In Los Angeles County, thieves had taken to following victims home from shopping malls and restaurants to rob them at home or in secluded areas. Fox News, 18 May 2022 Poor street lighting, a lack of police patrols in secluded areas, and scant pedestrian infrastructure and public toilets can make that last stretch of travel dangerous, women’s rights activists say. Zofeen T. Ebrahim, The Christian Science Monitor, 6 May 2022 Next stop is the secluded house of the deceased, which needs to be cleared, presumably in order to be sold. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, 21 Apr. 2022 The property will offer a variety of high-end accommodations, including 12 cottages, four suites, and a secluded three-bedroom house, perfect for family gatherings. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 13 Apr. 2022 The bodies were found by a sheriff’s deputy sent to the house just after 4 p.m. yesterday in response to an anonymous caller’s tip to check on the welfare of the people inside the secluded house on Colina Norte. San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Mar. 2022 In an ideal world, their date night would take place at a secluded getaway house on the Northern California coast. Ali Francis, Bon Appétit, 8 Feb. 2022 Today’s Claremont has been expanded to host 51 accommodations in total: 34 guest rooms, 12 cottages, four suites, plus a secluded three-bedroom waterfront Ocean House. Paul Jebara, Forbes, 7 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of secluded

1604, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Secluded.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for secluded


se·​clud·​ed | \ si-ˈklü-dəd \

Kids Definition of secluded

1 : hidden from sight
2 : living or kept away from others

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