Definition of incommunicado in English:


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


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'.

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