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secret

noun [C]  us   /ˈsi·krɪt/
a piece of information that is not generally known or is not known by someone else and should not be told to others: We don’t keep secrets from each other. Don’t tell anyone – it’s a secret. What’s the secret of your success (= How was it achieved)?

secret

adjective  us   /ˈsi·krət/
known, done, or kept without others knowing: secret information The peace process began with secret talks in Norway.
secrecy
noun [U]  us   /ˈsi·krə·si/
What’s the reason for all this secrecy?
secretly
adverb  us   /ˈsi·krɪt·li/
They secretly took photographs of Jack.
Translations of “secret”
in Arabic سِرّي…
in Korean 비밀의…
in Malaysian rahsia…
in French secret…
in Turkish gizli, mahrem…
in Italian segreto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 秘密, 奧秘, 秘訣…
in Russian тайный…
in Polish tajny, w tajemnicy…
in Vietnamese thầm kín, bí mật…
in Spanish secreto…
in Portuguese secreto…
in Thai ความลับ…
in German geheim…
in Catalan secret…
in Japanese 秘密の, 内緒の…
in Indonesian rahasia…
in Chinese (Simplified) 秘密, 奥秘, 秘诀…
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