how to pronounce chef


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the above transcription of chef 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.

chef is pronounced in one syllable

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

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meanings of chef


  1. Any cook.
  2. The presiding cook in the kitchen of a large household.
  3. The head cook of a restaurant or other establishment.
  4. One who manufactures illegal drugs; a cook.
  5. A reliquary in the shape of a head.


  1. To work as a chef; to prepare and cook food professionally.
  2. To stab with a knife, to shank, to lacerate with a rambo.

chef frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word chef occurs in english on average 24.8 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 chef 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 chef can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) food and health;

words with pronunciation similar to chef


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