how to pronounce chief


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the above transcription of chief 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.

chief is pronounced in one syllable

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video examples of chief pronunciation

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

“… one of those uh chief debates was uh and …”

meaning of chief

Chief is a title given to the head of a tribe or a group of people.

chief frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word chief occurs in english on average 45.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) business and work;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to chief


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