how to pronounce chameleon


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the above transcription of chameleon is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

chameleon is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… too made me a chameleon and so I've …”

meanings of chameleon


  1. A small to mid-size reptile, of the family Chamaeleonidae, and one of the best known lizard families able to change color and project its long tongue.
  2. A hypothetical scalar particle with a non-linear self-interaction, giving it an effective mass that depends on its environment: the presence of other fields.
  3. A person with inconstant behavior; one able to quickly adjust to new circumstances.


  1. Describing something that changes color.

chameleon frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word chameleon occurs in english on average 1.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics chameleon can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that chameleon can be often used in the following areas:

1) education, science, and technology;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

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