how to pronounce checkerboard


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checkerboard is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… like a checkerboard pattern and they …”

meanings of checkerboard


  1. A pattern of squares of alternating colours.
  2. A board, usually square, covered with such a pattern; especially such a board with 8×8 squares, used to play chess and draughts/checkers.


  1. To checker; to mark with an alternating pattern of light and dark.

checkerboard frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word checkerboard occurs in english on average 0.3 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 checkerboard 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 checkerboard can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

3) leisure and entertainment;

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