how to pronounce detective


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the above transcription of detective 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.

detective is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… bit of a diagnostic detective and then …”

meaning of detective

Detective is a person who investigates crimes.

detective frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word detective occurs in english on average 17.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics detective 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 detective can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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