se·​clud·​ed | \ si-ˈklüd 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

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After Karina Vetrano was killed while jogging in a secluded park in Queens, investigators analyzed DNA samples from her skin, fingernails and cellphone. Corinne Ramey, WSJ, "Retrial of Man Accused of 2016 Slaying of Jogger Begins in Queens," 18 Mar. 2019 On May 10, 2008, Jenna and Henry walked down the aisle at the Bush's secluded ranch in Crawford, Texas – the same day as the groom's 30th birthday. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'Today' Star Jenna Bush Hager and Husband Henry Chase Hager Have the Best Love Story," 1 Mar. 2019 Buy some fresh fish along the way to be grilled on a secluded beach. Sarah Khan, Condé Nast Traveler, "How to Fit Southeast Asia's Greatest Hits into a Single Trip," 13 Nov. 2018 The incident took place in a secluded garden between the church and the rectory, Boyd told the Press. Lisa Gutierrez, kansascity, "Couple having sex under Virgin Mary are caught by a priest and nearby cops, police say | The Kansas City Star," 23 May 2018 Floor-to-ceiling windows showcase the secluded gardens, and Curbed notes that the choice of materials throughout – pale Aylesbury brick, teak, copper, and Swedish Höganäs white tiles – is characteristic of architecture at the time. Devin Alessio, ELLE Decor, "The "Best Modern House In The World" Is For Sale," 14 Sep. 2016 A year later, an advertising executive asked Breuer to recreate the house at scale, on a secluded lot in Princeton, New Jersey. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Marcel Breuer’s 1950 Lauck House restored to its original glory," 21 Dec. 2018 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

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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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an act or instance of returning to life

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