how to pronounce chaff


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the above transcription of chaff 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.

chaff is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of chaff in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… charming town of chaff Alou go backstage …”

meanings of chaff


  1. Any excess or unwanted material, resource, or person; anything worthless.
  2. Loose material, e.g. small strips of aluminum foil dropped from aircraft, intended to interfere with radar detection.
  3. The inedible parts of a grain-producing plant.
  4. Straw or hay cut up fine for the food of cattle.
  5. Light jesting talk; banter; raillery.


  1. To make fun of; to turn into ridicule by addressing in ironical or bantering language; to quiz.
  2. To use light, idle language by way of fun or ridicule; to banter.

chaff frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word chaff occurs in english on average 0.8 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 chaff 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 chaff can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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