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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The comedian just listed her secluded California estate for $11.5 million with Anne Leeds and Wyatt Parker of Pacific Union International. Megan Stein,, "Chelsea Handler Lists Secluded Bel Air Mansion for $11.5 Million," 29 Jan. 2018 Jerzy Kosinski's Being There follows Chance, a gardener who has spent his entire life inside the walls of a secluded estate. Editors, Woman's Day, "Being There by Jerzy Kosinski," 2 June 2010 The cavernous space had quite a few corridors, where fashionable friend groups huddled in secluded rooms. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "The Prada Resort After-Party Was Pretty, Pink, and Thumping," 3 May 2019 Sanctuaries that welcome mature audiences year-round include Denver’s Queen Anne Bed & Breakfast, with in-room whirlpool tubs, and Stonebrook Resort on Fall River, with secluded outdoor hot tubs overlooking private hiking trails. Necee Regis,, "A new Nantucket hotel, Cayman Islands refunds, and other tidbits," 26 June 2018 Church officials in Connecticut sent Perrault to the treatment facility in the secluded mountain town of Jemez Springs north of Albuquerque after he was accused of inappropriately touching young males. Mary Hudetz, The Seattle Times, "Fugitive priest accused of abusing boy faces trial," 30 Mar. 2019 Invitations to top officials were withdrawn, and the event was moved from a stadium in the capital to the secluded northern town of McLeod Ganj, home to the Dalai Lama’s temple and the seat of the Tibetan government in exile. Maria Abi-habib, New York Times, "India Spurns the Dalai Lama’s Celebration, Worried About China," 29 Mar. 2018 Harry and Meghan stayed at Heckfield Place, a secluded yet decadent countryside hotel in Hampshire that boasts outdoor amenities like gardens, a spa, organic farms, and woodlands for exploring, according to its website. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Reportedly Took a Luxe Babymoon in the Countryside," 4 Apr. 2019 Photographer and filmmaker Carter Smith’s secluded cottages, on Bailey Island, Maine. Alexandra Ilyashov, WSJ, "Fashion Week Set Design: Three Top Designers Reveal Their Inspiration," 14 Feb. 2019

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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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