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 It’s an Instagram-worthy backdrop in the secluded Bavarian-style village of Leavenworth, Washington. Broadry Outdoos, USA TODAY, 22 Sep. 2021 The entire Parkside Estates development includes 48 homesites in a secluded area just off I-275 East near the Coldstream Country Club, Coney Island, and the Eastgate Mall. Randy Tucker, The Enquirer, 17 Sep. 2021 Flanked by a detachment of paramilitary Border Police troopers, a quorum of 10 men entered the shrine on a recent morning and made their way to a secluded area of the eastern side of the compound. Ilan Ben Zion, ajc, 25 Aug. 2021 Apparently, on the other side of the island’s nature reserve, there’s a special secluded beach. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, 22 July 2021 When holidaymakers on a secluded tropical beach realize that their new surroundings are causing them to age rapidly, chaos ensues in M. Night Shyamalan’s cryptic chiller. Radhika Seth, Vogue, 2 June 2021 Each home offers a private outdoor pool with soaring view and lush outdoor shower garden, as well as access to the resort’s own secluded beach. Jeffrey Steele, Forbes, 28 May 2021 The Hobbit Trail is a small adventure that leads through a dense forest to a secluded beach and a viewpoint above a historic lighthouse, all situated around beautiful Heceta Head north of Florence. oregonlive, 16 May 2021 Though the show is set in Northern California, the show was filmed in a more secluded location. Quinci Legardye, Marie Claire, 26 Aug. 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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“Secluded.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 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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