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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chin]
    • /tʃɪn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chin]
    • /tʃɪn/

Definitions of chinning word

  • noun chinning the lower extremity of the face, below the mouth. 1
  • noun chinning the prominence of the lower jaw. 1
  • noun chinning Informal. chin-up. 1
  • verb with object chinning Gymnastics. to bring one's chin up to (a horizontal bar, from which one is hanging by the hands), by bending the elbows. to raise (oneself) to this position. 1
  • verb with object chinning to raise or hold to the chin, as a violin. 1
  • verb with object chinning Archaic. to talk to; chatter with. 1

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Origin of chinning

First appearance:

before 1000
One of the 6% oldest English words
before 1000; Middle English; Old English cin(n); cognate with Dutch kin, German Kinn chin, Old Norse kinn, Gothic kinnus cheek, Latin gena, Greek génus chin, gnáthos jaw (see genial2, -gnathous), Sanskrit hanus jaw

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Parts of speech for Chinning


chinning popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 95% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 69% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

chinning usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for chinning

verb chinning

  • recite — to repeat the words of, as from memory, especially in a formal manner: to recite a lesson.
  • pronounce — to enunciate or articulate (sounds, words, sentences, etc.).
  • blurt — If someone blurts something, they say it suddenly, after trying hard to keep quiet or to keep it secret.
  • whisper — to speak with soft, hushed sounds, using the breath, lips, etc., but with no vibration of the vocal cords.
  • deliver — If you deliver something somewhere, you take it there.

Antonyms for chinning

verb chinning

  • mumble — to speak in a low indistinct manner, almost to an unintelligible extent; mutter.
  • conceal — If you conceal something, you cover it or hide it carefully.
  • hide — Informal. to administer a beating to; thrash.
  • refrain — to abstain from an impulse to say or do something (often followed by from): I refrained from telling him what I thought.
  • suppress — to put an end to the activities of (a person, body of persons, etc.): to suppress the Communist and certain left-leaning parties.

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