secluded

adjective

se·​clud·​ed si-ˈklü-dəd How to pronounce secluded (audio)
1
: screened or hidden from view : sequestered
a secluded valley
2
: living in seclusion : solitary
secluded monks
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 In the show, a group is invited to a retreat at a secluded resort in Iceland ... but soon, one of the guests is found dead. Keith Langston, Peoplemag, 19 Feb. 2024 Within this secluded retreat, 37 suites with Jacuzzis or private pools are positioned overlooking the Aegean Sea and decorated to reflect the island’s rugged landscape and Cycladic aesthetic. Lauren Jade Hill, Forbes, 19 Feb. 2024 From the secluded city of Kandahar, the Taliban’s top leadership has turned Afghanistan into the world’s most repressive country for women, the United Nations says. Rick Noack, Washington Post, 19 Feb. 2024 This expansive and secluded property is situated on Maui's northwest shore, adjacent to the sacred Honokahua Preservation Site. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, 17 Feb. 2024 For $68 million, a secluded enclave called Sandpiper Village comprises four contiguous estates and 1,000 feet of ocean frontage. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 15 Feb. 2024 Nestled within heavily wooded and rolling terrain, the community comprises only 36 homesites, carefully carved out to create a secluded enclave that celebrates the full bounty of its distinctive property. Prime Development / Timberstone Ridge, Kansas City Star, 21 Jan. 2024 Wawona Campground is a bit more secluded than campgrounds located in Yosemite Valley, so head here for a more remote getaway. Skye Sherman, Travel + Leisure, 4 Feb. 2024 The story follows a haunted young man’s travels to a wild and secluded Island to reconnect with his father. Alex Ritman, Variety, 31 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1604, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of secluded was in 1604

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“Secluded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/secluded. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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secluded

adjective
se·​clud·​ed
1
: hidden from view
a secluded valley
2
: living in seclusion : solitary
secluded monks
secludedness noun

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