se·clud·ed | \ si-ˈklüd \

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

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The hotel is built on an 1830s estate, surrounded by a private park and situated on a secluded pebble beach with stunning, cinematic views of the Bay of Mazzarò. Howie Kahn, Smithsonian, "These Volcanic, Italian Islands Have Been Beloved by Travelers Since Homeric Times," 11 July 2018 Splurge with a stay at Baoase Resort, which has private access to a secluded beach and the rooms that are extra enough to make Instagram followers really loathe you. Andrew Richdale, GQ, "Five Gay Vacation Spots That Are Less Tired Than Fire Island," 21 June 2018 Not long after that, Butcher picked up his camera and began shooting photos of Florida's cypress stands, of swamps and secluded beaches. Tamara Lush,, "Everglades photographer Clyde Butcher explores surrealist artist Dali's roots," 18 June 2018 Not long after that, Butcher picked up his camera and began shooting photos of Florida's cypress stands, of swamps and secluded beaches. Tamara Lush,, "Florida photographer explores surrealist artist Salvador Dali's roots," 18 June 2018 The house has four bedrooms, five baths and 9,973 square feet ($1,003 a square foot) plus there's a helipad and secluded beach. Janet Eastman,, "The most expensive homes in each of Oregon's counties (photos)," 12 June 2018 There’s even a secluded beach, a heated pool and the Torrent tidal wave river. Joy Sewing, San Antonio Express-News, "Weekend getaway: Your guide to all things Galveston," 11 June 2018 The 2,505 naked women spent at least five minutes in the chilly waters of secluded Magheramore beach, County Wicklow, roughly 60 kilometers south of Dublin, to set the new Guinness World Record. Sheena Mckenzie, CNN, "Thousands of women in Ireland smash record for world's largest skinny dip," 11 June 2018 The homeowners group also will expand its after-school tide pool program and organize nonprofit group trips that would bring in about 400 people each year to its secluded beaches west of Santa Barbara. Rosanna Xia,, "Soon you can visit this pristine California beach — if you're a nearby landowner, on a guided tour or willing to paddle 2 miles," 22 May 2018

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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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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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to deposit or conceal in a hiding place

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