Obscured means covered or hidden. When the sun is obscured by clouds, you can't see the sky.

  • The eclipse was partially obscured by the clouds.

  • The microphone was obscured by the speaker.

Definition of obscured


To render obscure; to darken; to make dim; to keep in the dark; to hide; to make less visible, intelligible, legible, glorious, beautiful, or illustrious.


To hide, put out of sight etc.


To conceal oneself; to hide.

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Example Sentences for obscured

  • 1

    They wear billowing tunics that obscure their armor and conceal their faces.

  • 2

    The dedication of the church is obscure.

  • 3

    The etymology of the name is obscure.

  • 4

    The origin of the Gagauzes is obscure.

  • 5

    The origin of the name is obscure.

  • 6

    The origins of the rhyme are obscure.

  • 7

    The source of the expression is obscure.

  • 8

    The source of the gesture is obscure.

  • 9

    He died in obscurity in the capital.

  • 10

    The Gleaming is obscure to most beings.