how to pronounce recluse

/ɹɪkˈlus/

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recluse is pronounced in two syllables

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ɹɪklus

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An example use of recluse in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… has no family total recluse not even a …”

meanings of recluse

noun:

  1. The place where a recluse dwells; a place of isolation or seclusion.
  2. A person who lives in self-imposed isolation or seclusion from the world, especially for religious purposes; a hermit.
  3. A brown recluse spider.

adjective:

  1. Hidden, secret.
  2. Sequestered; secluded, isolated.

verb:

  1. To shut; to seclude.

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