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the above transcription of chief 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.
the word chief occurs in english on average 112.3 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.
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An example use of chief in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… now the the new chief executive of astra …”
Chief is a title given to the head of a tribe or a group of people.