how to pronounce detained


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detained is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of detained in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… we want those people detained but we …”

meanings of detained


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of detain.

detained frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word detained occurs in english on average 3.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics detained can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that detained can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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