how to pronounce chat


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the above transcription of chat 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.

chat is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… in and we'll have a chat and i think …”

meanings of chat


  1. Any of various small Old World passerine birds in the muscicapid tribe Saxicolini or subfamily Saxicolinae that feed on insects.
  2. Any of several small Australian honeyeaters in the genus Epthianura.
  3. Alternative form of chaat.
  4. A small potato, such as is given to swine.
  5. Informal conversation.
  6. A louse (small, parasitic insect).
  7. A chat room.
  8. The entirety of users in a chatroom or a single member thereof.
  9. A conversation to stop an argument or settle situations.
  10. Acronym of cultural-historical activity theory.
  11. An exchange of text or voice messages in real time through a computer network, resembling a face-to-face conversation.
  12. Mining waste from lead and zinc mines.


  1. To talk more than a few words.
  2. To exchange text or voice messages in real time through a computer network, as if having a face-to-face conversation.
  3. To talk of; to discuss.
  4. To be engaged in informal conversation.

chat frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word chat occurs in english on average 26.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics chat 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 chat can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

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