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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Tucked into a secluded canyon, the 157-acre Auberge Resort property was designed to look like a vintner’s estate—think an upscale mountain lodge with spacious cedar shingle cabins nestled in a California forest. Olivia Fleming, Harper's BAZAAR, "Where to Eat and Drink in Napa Valley," 9 Jan. 2019 Police received a call about a prowler at about 10:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at a secluded house at 1570 W. Amity Road in south Meridian. John Sowell, idahostatesman, "She seeks $1 million for home invader who died in Meridian fire that killed woman, 84," 15 June 2018 The secluded getaway boasts crystal-blue waters, white sandy beaches, and a ton of privacy. Isabel Greenberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton and Prince William Are Reportedly Vacationing in Mustique With Their Kids," 19 July 2018 The luxury inn, on almost two acres of land, is a secluded and romantic getaway within walking distance of the ferry and Vineyard Haven’s restaurants and shops. Necee Regis,, "Here, there, and everywhere," 20 Mar. 2018 Westover, now 31, grew up on a secluded, rural mountain, the youngest of seven in a family that practiced a radical form of Mormonism. Vogue, "Tara Westover on Turning Her Off-the-Grid Life Into a Remarkable Memoir," 15 Feb. 2018 Reservations recommended 1 year in advance, from $80/night; Agnes Creek Cabin, Cameron Pass and Highway 14, Fort Collins, Colorado Escape to this secluded getaway on the western frontier. Sunset, "10 Best Camping Cabins," 22 Jan. 2018 Some of the villas look out on this central cornucopia, while others are more secluded with their windows facing the property’s some 16 acres of mangrove forests. Ella Riley-adams, Vogue, "Why India’s Andaman Islands Could Be the New Maldives," 4 Jan. 2019 Others said he was rarely seen at school, was secluded and somewhat antisocial., "Judge refuses to lower bail for 19-year-old accused in Dixon High School shooting," 18 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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