how to pronounce recluse


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recluse is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… he became a recluse who avoided almost …”

meanings of recluse


  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.


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


  1. To shut; to seclude.

recluse frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word recluse occurs in english on average 0.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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