detective - Writers' Dictionary

How to hyphenate detective

detective is hyphenated as de-tec-tive

How to pronounce detective

detective is pronounced dɪ´tɛktɪv

Number of syllables in detective

The number of syllables in detective is 3

What part of speech in detective?

detective can be a noun or an adjective

How common in the word detective?

detective is not ranked in the list of most common words in English

What sentiment does detective convey?

not ranked

Common collocations after 'detective'

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Common collocations before 'detective'

after, best, case, first, good, great, like, look, other, police, private, three, time, two, year

Common collocations of 'detective'

after, American, back, before, best, call, case, did, first, good, great, job, know, like, look, most, murder, old, only, other, police, private, tell, three, time, two, way, will, year, young

Words with similar spelling to detective


Common Verb Collocations of detective

ask, assign, be, become, can, do, employ, find, follow, get, hand, have, hire, investigate, know, look, make, play, promote, put, read, say, solve, take, tell, track, try, watch, will, work

Common Adverb Collocations of detective

again, already, also, as, away, back, enough, even, ever, forward, here, however, just, much, naturally, not, now, only, so, soon, still, then, there, too, up, very, well, when, where, quietly

Common Conjunction Collocations of detective

and, but, nor, or, So