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Dictionary Definition

incommunicado adj : without the means or right to communicate; "a prisoner held incommunicado"; "incommunicado political detainees"

User Contributed Dictionary



From incomunicado "incommunicado", with spelling influenced by that of such English words as communicate.


  1. In a state or condition in which one is unable or unwilling to communicate.
    • 2007, "Dreadful news awaits housemate", Times Online, London, 25 May (retrieved 29 June 2007),
      The father of a woman living in the incommunicado world of the Big Brother house in Australia has died but his daughter has not been told.


  1. In a manner in which communication with outsiders is not possible, for either voluntary or involuntary reasons, especially due to confinement or reclusiveness.
    • 2004, Ben Westhoff, "Making Traks," Riverfront Times, St. Louis MO, 7 Apr,
      The Starz seem most comfortable when they're in the studio, where they can work incommunicado.


  • "incommunicado" in Compact Oxford English Dictionary, © Oxford University Press, 2007.
  • "incommunicado" in Encarta® World English Dictionary [North American Edition] © & (P)2007 Microsoft Corporation.
  • Random House Webster's Unabridged Electronic Dictionary, 1987-1996.

Extensive Definition

Alex Smoke - Incommunicado

Label: Soma Quality Recordings
Country: UK
Released: 07 Mar 2005
Genre: Electronic
Style: Techno, Minimal

Track listing

  1. "Intro" - 0:32
  2. "6am" - 6:06
  3. "lost in sound" - 5:28
  4. "no consequence" - 6:26
  5. "don't see the point" - 5:20
  6. "jah future" - 6:26
  7. "ok" - 6:45
  8. "chica wappa" - 7:05
  9. "nuance" - 2:51
  10. "ditto" - 3:42
  11. "brians lung" - 5:07
  12. "passing through" - 4:29
  13. "recess" - 3:54

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

abstruse, beclouded, blind, buried, close, clouded, concealed, covered, covert, eclipsed, hid, hidden, in a cloud, in a fog, in eclipse, in purdah, in the wings, latent, mysterious, obfuscated, obscure, obscured, occult, recondite, secluded, secluse, secret, sequestered, under an eclipse, under cover, under house arrest, under wraps, underground, unknown, wrapped in clouds
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