how to pronounce chine


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the above transcription of chine 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.

chine is pronounced in one syllable

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

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meanings of chine


  1. The edge or rim of a cask, etc., formed by the projecting ends of the staves; the chamfered end of a stave.
  2. The top of a ridge.
  3. A steep-sided ravine leading from the top of a cliff down to the sea.
  4. A hollowed or bevelled channel in the waterway of a ship's deck.
  5. The spine of an animal.
  6. The back of the blade on a scythe.
  7. A sharp angle in the cross section of a hull.
  8. A piece of the backbone of an animal, with the adjoining parts, cut for cooking.


  1. To cut through the backbone of; to cut into chine pieces.
  2. To chamfer the ends of a stave and form the chine.
  3. To crack, split, fissure, break.

chine frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word chine occurs in english on average 0.4 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 chine 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 chine can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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