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open secret Syllabification: o·pen se·cret
Pronunciation: /ˈōpən ˈsēkrit/

Definition of open secret in English:


A supposed secret that is in fact known to many people.
Example sentences
  • I suppose it was an open secret that Fortune Mike had a kidney problem and that it never really cleared up.
  • It signals the inevitability of secrets being opened in small communities, and the fact that open secrets necessitate the importance of self and social presentation.
  • Yet our secret government is an open secret: a condition that cannot last.
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