recluse

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA (key): /rɪˈkluːs/ or /ˈrɛkluːs/
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Noun[change]

Singular
recluse

Plural
recluses

  1. (countable) A recluse is a person who lives alone and avoids other people.
    Emily Dickinson was a recluse and did not talk to other people much.
  2. (countable) A recluse is a type of deadly spider that is afraid of people.
    Her house was full of recluses, so she was scared.