Definition of secrecy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsēkrəsē/


The action of keeping something secret or the state of being kept secret: the bidding is conducted in secrecy
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  • In an era of openness, honesty and transparency the official secrecy surrounding this case has been disturbing.
  • Supplying alcohol to the soldiers themselves requires the utmost operational secrecy.
  • Delegates at the 1787 Constitutional Convention maintained strict secrecy during the proceedings.


Late Middle English: from secret, probably on the pattern of privacy.

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Syllabification: se·cre·cy

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