how to pronounce chive


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the above transcription of chive 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.

chive is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… crumble our cheese and chive mix right …”

meanings of chive


  1. A saw.
  2. A file.
  3. The leaves of this plant used as a herb.
  4. A perennial plant, Allium schoenoprasum, related to the onion.
  5. A knife.
  6. The style and stigma of a flower, especially saffron.


  1. To stab.
  2. To cut.

chive frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word chive occurs in english on average 0.1 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.

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