how to pronounce chicken


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chicken is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… get but it can be a chicken-and-egg in …”

meanings of chicken


  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.


  1. Cowardly.


  1. To avoid a situation one is afraid of.


  1. A census-designated place in Alaska.

chicken frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word chicken occurs in english on average 117.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) food and health;

2) transport and travel;

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