how to pronounce chicken

/ˈtʃɪkən/

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chicken is pronounced in two syllables

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tʃɪkən

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

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meanings of chicken

noun:

  1. The game of dare.
  2. The young of any bird; a chick.
  3. A confrontational game in which the participants move toward each other at high speed (usually in automobiles); the player who turns first to avoid colliding into the other is the chicken (that is, the loser).
  4. A coward.
  5. A simple dance in which the movements of a chicken are imitated.
  6. A young, attractive, slim man, usually having little body hair; compare chickenhawk.
  7. Plural of chick.
  8. A young or inexperienced person.
  9. The meat from this bird eaten as food.
  10. A domestic fowl, Gallus gallus, especially when young.

adjective:

  1. Cowardly.

verb:

  1. To avoid a situation one is afraid of.

name:

  1. A census-designated place in Alaska.

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