how to pronounce secret


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secret is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… Your Honor it's no secret amongst the …”

meanings of secret


  1. A piece of knowledge that is hidden and intended to be kept hidden.
  2. Any prayer spoken inaudibly and not aloud; especially, one of the prayers in the Mass, immediately following the "orate, fratres", said inaudibly by the celebrant.
  3. The key or principle by which something is made clear; the knack.
  4. A form of steel skullcap.
  5. Something not understood or known.
  6. The genital organs.
  7. Private seclusion.


  1. Withdrawn from general intercourse or notice; in retirement or secrecy; secluded.
  2. Separate; distinct.
  3. Being or kept hidden.
  4. Faithful to a secret; not inclined to divulge or betray confidence; secretive, separate, apart.


  1. To hide secretly.
  2. To make or keep secret.

secret frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word secret occurs in english on average 86.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics secret can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that secret can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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