how to pronounce pique


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pique is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… day and in a fit of pique he decided …”

meanings of pique


  1. A feeling of irritation or resentment, awakened by a social slight or injury; offence, especially taken in an emotional sense with little thought or consideration.
  2. A feeling of enmity; ill-feeling, animosity; a transient feeling of wounded pride.
  3. Keenly felt desire; a longing.
  4. In piquet, the right of the elder hand to count thirty in hand, or to play before the adversary counts one.
  5. A durable ribbed fabric made from cotton, rayon, or silk.
  6. A chigger or jigger, Tunga penetrans.


  1. To take pride in; to pride oneself on.
  2. To score a pique against.
  3. To wound the pride of; to excite to anger.
  4. To stimulate (a feeling, emotion); to offend by slighting; to excite (someone) to action by causing resentment or jealousy.

pique frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word pique occurs in english on average 0.6 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 pique 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 pique can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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