how to pronounce chops


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chops is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… to show your chops now is when you get …”

meanings of chops


  1. One's skill at any endeavor; ability, talent; competency.
  2. Plural of chop.
  3. The area where two tides meet and cause an irregular (choppy) sea.
  4. A pattern that involves carrying the object with the hand over the next object before throwing it.
  5. Plural of CHOP.
  6. Jaws, mouth.
  7. One's skill at musical interpretation and delivery (originally of jazz); musical performance ability.


  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of chop.
  2. To talk, chat; also, to talk back, to be cheeky.

chops frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word chops occurs in english on average 6.1 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 chops 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 chops can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) leisure and entertainment;

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