how to pronounce chess


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the above transcription of chess 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.

chess is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… jazzy good morning hey chess good …”

meanings of chess


  1. Any of several species of grass in the genus Bromus, generally considered weeds.
  2. One of the platforms, consisting of two or more planks dowelled together, for the flooring of a temporary military bridge.
  3. A board game for two players with each beginning with sixteen chess pieces moving according to fixed rules across a chessboard with the objective to checkmate the opposing king.


  1. A river in Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire, England, which joins the Colne at Rickmansworth.
  2. A surname​.

chess frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word chess occurs in english on average 5.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) leisure and entertainment;

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