how to pronounce detritus


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detritus is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… debris and detritus from film and …”

meanings of detritus


  1. Organic waste material from decomposing dead plants or animals.
  2. Any debris or fragments of disintegrated material.
  3. Pieces of rock broken off by ice, glacier, or erosion.

detritus frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word detritus occurs in english on average 0.9 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 detritus 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 detritus can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

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