detainees

[ˏdi te͜i `niz]

Tips:

  • Pronounce this word with three syllables, giving a minor stress to the first syllable [di] and a major stress to the final syllable [niz].

  • Pronounce the final syllable as the plural of the word “knee”—”knees.”

Practice Sentences:


They held the detainees in a special area of the prison.

Definitions:

  • (noun) A detainee is a person who has been detained or held against his will without having been charged with a crime.

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