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How Do You Spell DETECTIVE?

Correct spelling for the English word "detective" is [d_ɪ_t_ˈɛ_k_t_ɪ_v], [dɪtˈɛktɪv], [dɪtˈɛktɪv]] (IPA phonetic alphabet).

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Plural form of DETECTIVE is DETECTIVES

Definition of DETECTIVE

  1. an investigator engaged or employed in obtaining information not easily available to the public

Common Misspellings for DETECTIVE

Below is the list of 292 misspellings for the word "detective".

Usage Examples for DETECTIVE

  1. And he opened his left hand and showed the detective the two rings which he had taken from his trunk- not half- an- hour before. - "The Orange-Yellow Diamond" by J. S. Fletcher
  2. It's- The detective and I put him there. - "Sight Unseen" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  3. You are not a common police- officer or detective, Nighthawk- you are a friend and comrade, and I am going to prove that I appreciate your feelings, and respect your wishes. - "Mohun, or, The Last Days of Lee" by John Esten Cooke
  4. The detective went away immediately, and to Gertrude and me was left the woman's part, to watch and wait. - "The Circular Staircase" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  5. The nature novel comes and goes, then the novel of adventure has its place, then the detective novel, after a time the little- country prince or princess and their romance comes into fashion. - "Psychotherapy" by James J. Walsh
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