how to pronounce chicane


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the above transcription of chicane 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.

chicane is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… fast coming up to the chicane let's have …”

meanings of chicane


  1. A temporary barrier, or serpentine curve, on a vehicular path, especially one designed to reduce speed.
  2. Chicanery.
  3. The holding of a hand without trumps, or the hand itself. It counts as simple honours.


  1. To deceive.
  2. To use chicanery, tricks or subterfuge.

chicane frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word chicane occurs in english on average 0.2 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 chicane 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 chicane can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) transport and travel;

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