how to pronounce detainee


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detainee is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of detainee in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… hooded and dressed as a detainee lying …”

meanings of detainee


  1. Someone who is detained, especially in custody or confinement.

detainee frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word detainee occurs in english on average 0.3 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.

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