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adjective secret pronunciation in British English /ˈsiːkrət/
 
  1. deliberately not told to other people, or kept hidden from other people

    The diary records her most secret thoughts and feelings.

    Police discovered a secret bomb factory.

    keep something secret:

    The Minister denied that the report was being kept secret.

    secret talks:

    Secret talks were held in the hope of settling the dispute.

    a secret location:

    They are now at a secret location agreed with social services.

    1. a.
      not known about by many people

      We love coming here because it's like a secret garden.

 

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