how to pronounce chance


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chance is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… you should take the chance to stock up …”

meanings of chance


  1. To rob, cheat or swindle someone.
  2. To befall; to happen to.
  3. To try or risk.
  4. To discover something by chance.
  5. To happen by chance, to occur.


  1. The probability of something happening.
  2. Random occurrence; luck.
  3. An opportunity or possibility.
  4. What befalls or happens to a person; their lot or fate.


  1. Happening by chance, casual.


  1. Perchance; perhaps.


  1. A male given name from English, an American pet form of Chauncey, in modern usage also associated with the word chance.

chance frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word chance occurs in english on average 158.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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