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

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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 The woman found a secluded area of the trail to use as a bathroom. Christopher Roth, azcentral, "Yavapai police searching for armed man accused of molesting multiple children," 2 Jan. 2020 Each man grabbed one of her arms and took her to a secluded area nearby. Kelsey Hammon, The Denver Post, "CU police investigating unlawful sexual contact incident following CU-Arizona game," 6 Oct. 2019 Prosecutors said his victim, Sun Yi Kwon, who lived in nearby El Cerrito, was out for a morning walk along San Pablo Avenue in Richmond when Jackson dragged her to a secluded area, raped her and beat her. Michael Cabanatuan,, "Richmond man convicted of rape, murder of 81-year-old woman," 27 Sep. 2019 Nestled between Golden Peak and Vail Village, this secluded neighborhood houses properties that seldomly become available for sale. Liv Sotheby's International Realty, The Denver Post, "A timeless luxury, 375 Mill Creek Circle is Vail’s premier ski-in/ski-out property," 20 Dec. 2019 Kleine said homeowners can enjoy bedrooms that are secluded, private escapes with generous master suites, closets, and baths. Valerie Sweeten, Houston Chronicle, "Building Spotlight: The Residences at The Allen," 14 Dec. 2019 The bluff trails yield magnificent views of the rugged turquoise coastline, and those willing to scramble over the rocks dotting the beach will be rewarded with the secluded Pirate’s Cove. Libby Leonard, National Geographic, "How to see the wonders of the West Coast—without a car," 14 Dec. 2019 Bowsher was shot three times and her two small children, Ashlyn, 2 and William, 17 months, were shot and buried in a secluded area of Fountain County. Dawn Mitchell, Indianapolis Star, "A history of executions in Indiana," 11 Dec. 2019 An out-of-luck woman decides to go back to her secluded home village in hopes of inheritance. Mary Sollosi,, "Taylor Swift doc among movies headed to 2020 Sundance Film Festival," 4 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of secluded

1604, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of secluded was in 1604

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14 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Secluded.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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How to pronounce secluded (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of secluded

: hidden from view : private and not used or seen by many people
: placed apart from other people


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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