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 property also features a Cliffside Spa for the ultimate secluded spa paradise. Roger Sands, Forbes, 4 June 2021 Gus has lived his entire life in a secluded cabin in Yellowstone National Park, protected by his Pubba (Will Forte), who fled society before its total collapse. Oliver Sava, Vulture, 4 June 2021 Looking for secluded beaches, luxe tents, country retreats, or urban aeries? Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, 3 June 2021 The ancient scimitar cats might have brought mammoth take-out back to their secluded underground den to dine in peace. Riley Black, Smithsonian Magazine, 1 June 2021 Others worry that multifamily affordable housing developments will overwhelm town water and sewer systems — as well as disrupt the town’s quiet, secluded character. Eliza Fawcett,, 24 May 2021 Gardens and grassy lawns surround the buildings, and trails meander through the secluded grounds. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, 24 May 2021 All of these North Woods spots feel secluded and are tethered to outdoor activities that bring encounters with trees and birds more than other humans. Kerri Westenberg, Star Tribune, 12 Feb. 2021 Post Ranch Inn’s enviable location on a ridge high above the Pacific Ocean makes its tree house rooms are ideal for those looking for a relaxing, secluded getaway amongst nature. Kristin Braswell, USA TODAY, 29 Oct. 2020

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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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9 Jun 2021

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“Secluded.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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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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