[ˏdi te͜i `niz]
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.”
|They held the detainees in a special area of the prison.|
(noun) A detainee is a person who has been detained or held against his will without having been charged with a crime.