Definition of incommunicado in English:


Translate incommunicado into Spanish


  • Not able, wanting, or allowed to communicate with other people.

    ‘they were separated and detained incommunicado’
    • ‘We don't kidnap people and hold them incommunicado.’
    • ‘The project from the 6th circle of hell has been put to bed (for the second time in a month) and, as far as work's concerned, I'm incommunicado for a week.’
    • ‘For example, as discussed previously in this report, a person could be held incommunicado indefinitely with no apparent opportunity for judicial review.’
    • ‘I expect he'll be incommunicado for at least 2 weeks.’
    • ‘It seems rather suspicious that he's gone incommunicado.’



/ˌinkəˌmyo͞onəˈkädō/ /ˌɪnkəˌmjunəˈkɑdoʊ/


Mid 19th century from Spanish incomunicado, past participle of incomunicar ‘deprive of communication’.