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incommunicado Syllabification: in·com·mu·ni·ca·do
Pronunciation: /ˌinkəˌmyo͞onəˈkädō/

Definition of incommunicado in English:


Not able, wanting, or allowed to communicate with other people: they were separated and detained incommunicado
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  • We don't kidnap people and hold them incommunicado.
  • The project from the 6th circle of hell has been put to bed (for the second time in a month) and, as far as work's concerned, I'm incommunicado for a week.
  • For example, as discussed previously in this report, a person could be held incommunicado indefinitely with no apparent opportunity for judicial review.
isolated, out of reach/touch, sequestered, unreachable, secluded


Mid 19th century: from Spanish incomunicado, past participle of incomunicar 'deprive of communication'.

Words that rhyme with incommunicado

aficionado, amontillado, avocado, Bardo, Barnardo, bastinado, bravado, Colorado, desperado, Dorado, eldorado, Leonardo, Mikado, muscovado, Prado, renegado, Ricardo, stifado

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