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adjective secondhand pronunciation in American English /ˌsekəndˈhænd/
  1. 1
    owned or used by someone else before you
    secondhand books/clothing
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  2. 2
    heard from someone who was not directly involved in a situation
    We haven’t seen Joyce since the accident. All our information is secondhand.

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 secondhand pronunciation in American English adverb
We only learned about her divorce secondhand.
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