how to pronounce chaff

/ˈtʃæf/

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chaff is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of chaff in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… a chaff year many economic analysts are …”

meanings of chaff

noun:

  1. Any excess or unwanted material, resource, or person; anything worthless.
  2. Loose material, e.g. small strips of aluminum foil dropped from aircraft, intended to interfere with radar detection.
  3. The inedible parts of a grain-producing plant.
  4. Straw or hay cut up fine for the food of cattle.
  5. Light jesting talk; banter; raillery.

verb:

  1. To make fun of; to turn into ridicule by addressing in ironical or bantering language; to quiz.
  2. To use light, idle language by way of fun or ridicule; to banter.

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