how to pronounce chili


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the above transcription of chili 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.

chili is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… bronx chili pepper the icon the presence it and encourages becoming an app …”

meanings of chili


  1. Powdered chili pepper, used as a spice or flavouring in cooking.
  2. Cincinnati chili.
  3. A dish made with chili peppers and other ingredients, such as beans and beef.
  4. The pungent, spicy fresh or dried fruit of any of several cultivated varieties of capsicum peppers, used in cooking.
  5. A spicy stew of chicken or paneer, capsicum and onion, eaten as an appetizer.


  1. A town in New York, United States.
  2. Alternative form of Chile.

chili frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word chili occurs in english on average 16 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 chili 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 chili can be often used in the following areas:

1) food and health;

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