Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “incommunicado”

See all translations

incommunicado

adjective [after verb], adverb uk   /ˌɪn.kəˌmjuː.nɪˈkɑː.dəʊ/ us    /-doʊ/ formal
not communicating with anyone else because you do not want to or are not allowed to: His secretary says he will be incommunicado for the rest of the day. He was held incommunicado for the first 48 hours after he was arrested.
Translations of “incommunicado”
in Chinese (Traditional) 不願(或不得)與他人接觸的(地)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不愿(或不得)与他人接触的(地)…
(Definition of incommunicado from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of incommunicado?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

cold snap

a short period of cold weather

Word of the Day

Cleavage proves divisive in Cambridge’s words of 2014

by Alastair Horne,
December 19, 2014
​​​​ Other dictionaries may choose faddish novelties as their words of the year, but here at Cambridge, we like to do something different. We look for the words that have seen sudden surges in searches over the course of the year – words that have been baffling users of English and driven them

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More