how to pronounce detriment


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the above transcription of detriment is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

detriment frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word detriment occurs in english on average 1.3 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.

detriment is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… out of our hands and what detriment that …”

meanings of detriment


  1. Harm, hurt, damage.
  2. A charge made to students and barristers for incidental repairs of the rooms they occupy.


  1. To be detrimental to; to harm or mar.

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