Definition of closed-door in English:


Pronunciation /ˌklōz(d)ˈdôr/ /ˌkloʊz(d)ˈdɔr/

Translate closed-door into Spanish


  • Restricted; obstructive; secret.

    ‘the senior staff went into closed-door sessions’
    • ‘The photos are thought to be the same ones which left members of Congress ashen-faced when showed in a closed-door session last summer.’
    • ‘The two-hour, closed-door session did not appear to produce much.’
    • ‘It all started after Democratic leaders triggered a closed-door session.’
    • ‘There was a closed-door session for about an hour, and then one of the jurors was late for court.’
    • ‘Both the parliament and the government have openly demanded a secret, closed-door trial to ban a political party.’
    • ‘The morning session will be open to the public but the afternoon session will be a closed-door meeting as some of the discussion may concern national security.’
    • ‘They excluded all but two of the Democrats from closed-door negotiating sessions on the final form of the legislation.’
    • ‘At a closed-door session later, however, he said the pair were corrupt.’
    • ‘Marathon closed-door meetings of key activists from around the world hammered out detailed plans for action over the coming months.’
    • ‘And you can imagine that he will be facing some incredibly intense questions at that closed-door hearing next week.’
    • ‘Not much concrete came out of the closed-door conclave, except a flurry of articles and promises by both sides to continue talking.’
    • ‘Well, the second week of defense testimony began much like last week did, in closed-door evidentiary hearings.’
    • ‘It was a closed-door deal - done without competing bids and without congressional hearings or a vote.’
    • ‘Are these closed-door procedures justified by legitimate security needs?’
    • ‘After a closed-door debate, the Security Council voted to approve his panel.’