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king is pronounced in one syllable
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An example use of king in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… whose brother was the king of Greece two …”
meanings of king
A component of certain games.
A checker (a piece of checkers/draughts) that reached the farthest row forward, thus becoming crowned (either by turning it upside-down, or by stacking another checker on it) and gaining more freedom of movement.
A powerful or majorly influential person.
The principal chess piece, that players seek to threaten with unavoidable capture to result in a victory by checkmate. It is often the tallest piece, with a symbolic crown with a cross at the top.
Alternative form of qing (Chinese musical instrument).
A king-sized bed.
Something that has a preeminent position.
A king skin.
A male dragonfly; a drake.
A male monarch; a man who heads a monarchy. If it's an absolute monarchy, then he is the supreme ruler of his nation.
A playing card with the letter "K" and the image of a king on it, the thirteenth card in a given suit.
To assume or pretend preeminence (over); to lord it over.
To promote a piece of draughts/checkers that has traversed the board to the opposite side, that piece subsequently being permitted to move backwards as well as forwards.
To dress and perform as a drag king.
To crown king, to make (a person) king.
To rule over as king.
To perform the duties of a king.
King class, a class of steam locomotives used on the GWR.
The title of a king.
An English and Scottish surname, originally a nickname for someone who either acted as if he were a king or had worked in the king's household.
king frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR
the word king occurs in english on average 98.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.