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 This secluded spot is accessible via the Gorge Rim Trail, which is less than a mile long. John Pana, cleveland, "Outdoor adventures in Northeast Ohio’s parks," 19 Mar. 2020 Officers while on patrol located a vehicle parked in a secluded area. Houston Chronicle, "Memorial Villages Police Department weekly report," 13 Apr. 2020 Officials said the military bases will only provide lodging in secluded areas where base officials won’t have contact with them. Alejandro Serrano,, "Coronoavirus: Hundreds of American evacuees from China land at Travis Air Force Base," 5 Feb. 2020 Michael was sitting in a secluded booth, drinking a Scotch and sour, wearing a white button-up and a black vest. Emily J. Sullivan, New York Times, "I Gave My Tinder Date Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease," 17 Apr. 2020 Meghan and Harry — along with their son Archie, who will turn 1 next month — relocated from Vancouver Island to a secluded compound in L.A. before the United States’ border with Canada was temporarily closed to nonessential travel on March 21. Conchita Margaret Widjojo,, "Prince Harry (in a Hoodie!) 'Welcomed' to L.A. by Street Artist's Graffiti: 'Keep Calm and Wash Hands'," 14 Apr. 2020 The prior school year, students had been secluded 181 times, according to federal data. ProPublica, "How a School Stopped Relying on Restraining and Isolating Students — and What Others Can Learn From It," 13 Apr. 2020 In places as secluded as Ash Flat and as bustling as New York City, the majority of pawnshop customers are among the nation’s 63 million unbanked or underbanked adults, according to from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Rachel Siegel, Washington Post, "The ‘open’ sign keeping Ash Flat, Ark. afloat," 13 Apr. 2020 All that, while secluded on a remote patch of dirt in Lincolnshire. Thomas Levenson, The New Yorker, "The Truth About Isaac Newton’s Productive Plague," 6 Apr. 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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19 May 2020

Cite this Entry

“Secluded.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 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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