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Definition of Homicide

(noun) The killing of an individual by another individual.

Homicide Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: hom·i·cide

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /hAHm-uh-sied/
  • British English – /hOm-i-sied/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˈhɑməˌsaɪd/
  • British English – /ˈhɒmɪsʌɪd/

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Works Consulted

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Cite the Definition of Homicide

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2015. “homicide.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved April 9, 2020 (https://sociologydictionary.org/homicide/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

homicide. (2015). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/homicide/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2015. “homicide.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed April 9, 2020. https://sociologydictionary.org/homicide/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“homicide.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2015. Web. 9 Apr. 2020. <https://sociologydictionary.org/homicide/>.