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
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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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2 Jul 2020

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“Secluded.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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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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