how to pronounce detour


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detour is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… south africa after a slight detour to …”

meanings of detour


  1. To make a detour.
  2. To direct or send on a detour.


  1. A diversion or deviation from one's original route.

detour frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word detour occurs in english on average 2.1 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 detour 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 detour can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) transport and travel;

words with pronunciation similar to detour


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