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 Bali hotel set up a romantic, secluded candlelit beach dinner overlooking the Indian Ocean just outside of Tan’s villa. Jennifer Kester, Forbes, 18 June 2021 The Greeno boasts 12 secluded haus accommodations including an ultra modern Tree Haus, Green Haus, Round Haus and Light Haus. Liz Cantrell, Travel + Leisure, 17 June 2021 Shrubs and a fence shield the view and make this spot in a busy neighborhood feel entirely secluded. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 17 June 2021 During the summer of 2019, while the Swan Lake fire tormented outdoor enthusiasts on the Kenai Peninsula, Christine and I endeavored to climb up to a valley that held a secluded glacier. Steve Meyer, Anchorage Daily News, 13 June 2021 Bezos’ Blue Origin aerospace company’s rocket launch site is in a secluded desert area near Van Horn, a tiny town of about 1,800 people located about 120 miles southeast of El Paso. Dallas News, 11 June 2021 The defendants are accused of bringing Lange to a secluded area off Cooper Avenue South, where she was shot and left on the ground at the end of a dirt cul-de-sac just north of Interstate 94. Jenny Berg, Star Tribune, 11 June 2021 In one secluded area several years ago, her team filled 48 trash bags and hauled out 63 tires and a sofa. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, 11 June 2021 The property also features a Cliffside Spa for the ultimate secluded spa paradise. Roger Sands, Forbes, 4 June 2021

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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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21 Jun 2021

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“Secluded.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 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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