“incommunicado”

When you are held incommunicado, you are not allowed to be in contact with others. You are kept in a place where you cannot see or talk to anyone. It’s like being in solitary confinement. Very often, people choose to be incommunicado. In this case, they do not wish to be disturbed by others; they want to be left alone.

*I am told that many prisoners are held incommunicado. *Yogesh has gone to some remote village. He will be incommunicado for a few days. *Till I finish this project, I wish to be incommunicado.

The first syllable is like the word “in” and the following three syllables sound like the first three syllable of the word “communicate”. The “a” sounds like the “a” in “bath”, “path”, and “half”; and the final “o” is like “o” in “go”, “so”, and “no”. The main stress is on the fifth syllable “ca”.

The Hindu- ‘Know Your English’ Series, August 09, 2004.

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