Definition of eyewitness in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈīˌwitnəs/


[often as modifier]
A person who has personally seen something happen and so can give a first-hand description of it: eyewitness accounts of the London blitz
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  • I make the observation that very rarely is there an eyewitness to offences of this type.
  • Getting firsthand accounts from eyewitnesses is paramount to the story, noted Benedict.
  • The petition referred to eyewitnesses reporting his later detention, harsh interrogation and cruel torture.

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Syllabification: eye·wit·ness

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