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American English: /ˈsikrətli/
British English: /ˈsiːkrɪtli/

Translation of secretly in Spanish:


  • (meet/plan)
    en secreto
    I secretly shared his opinion
    en el fondo or aunque no lo admitía, yo estaba de acuerdo con él
    Example sentences
    • Villeneuve says union agents secretly staying at the hotel told him of the practice.
    • They had booked a table at a restaurant for dinner and Mr Mears had secretly made plans to propose to her that evening.
    • They marked their special day with a family celebration, planned secretly by their children.

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