how to pronounce chronic


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the above transcription of chronic 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.

chronic is pronounced in two syllables

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video examples of chronic pronunciation

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

“… you're a chronic bath taker I am a …”

meaning of chronic

Chronic means long-lasting or persistent.

chronic frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word chronic occurs in english on average 10 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.

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