Definition of incommunicado in English:


Line breaks: in|com¦mu¦ni|cado
Pronunciation: /ˌɪnkəmjuːnɪˈkɑːdəʊ


  • 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.


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

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