how to pronounce chow


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the above transcription of chow 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.

chow is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… for me to chow down on this one knock on …”

meanings of chow


  1. A Chinese person.
  2. A prefecture or district of the second rank in China, or the chief city of such a district.
  3. Food, especially snacks.
  4. A Chow Chow.
  5. A run of three consecutive tiles of the same suit.


  1. To eat.
  2. To call a discarded tile to produce a chow.


  1. A surname​.
  2. Alternative form of Zhou (“dynasty, realm, and era").

chow frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word chow occurs in english on average 2.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) food and health;

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