how to pronounce sleuth


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sleuth is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… you know the super sleuth stuff can uh …”

meanings of sleuth


  1. A sleuth-hound; a bloodhound.
  2. Slowness; laziness, sloth.
  3. A detective.
  4. A collective term for a group of bears.
  5. An animal's trail or track.


  1. To act as a detective; to try to discover who committed a crime, or, more generally, to solve a mystery.

sleuth frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word sleuth 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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