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 3-year-old, 75-pound bear was captured Saturday afternoon on Mount Lemmon and moved to the more secluded Galiuro Mountains on Sunday, according to Mark Hart, a Game and Fish spokesman. Kimberly Rapanut, azcentral, "Officials: Black bear spotted near Tucson-area youth camp caught and relocated," 24 June 2018 Today, the property is as secluded as ever — far from development and decent cellphone reception. New York Times, "Time Is Running Out for Edna St. Vincent Millay’s Upstate Retreat," 14 May 2018 After living a relatively secluded existence since leaving the White House last year, Bannon has been on a speaking binge lately. Kathryn Watson, CBS News, "Steve Bannon claims he didn't know about Facebook data mining," 22 Mar. 2018 The Strangers: Prey at Night' So here's a really bad idea: Take a road trip with your family and check into a secluded, and deserted, mobile home park. Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'A Wrinkle in Time,' 'Thoroughbreds,' 'Singin' in the Rain' and other movies in Milwaukee," 7 Mar. 2018 To, like, a perfect secluded surf town in Portugal. The Editors Of Gq, GQ, "8 European Beach Vacations That’ll Make Your Instagram Friends Jealous," 28 June 2018 Thomas says a friend put him up in a secluded bed-and-breakfast to recover from his surgery and watch Meghan's wedding. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Meghan Markle's Dad Says She Cried When He Couldn't Attend the Royal Wedding," 18 June 2018 As the night wore on, partygoers drifted — alongside a few models, who had to be herded by handlers back to their posts — to a secluded clearing at the back of the sprawling garden, where a massive screen had been set up on the grass. Laura Todd, The Hollywood Reporter, "Stella McCartney Hosts English Garden Party During Milan Men's Fashion Week," 18 June 2018 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

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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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