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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kahyt-n, kahy-ton]
    • /ˈkaɪt n, ˈkaɪ tɒn/
    • /ˈkaɪ.tən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kahyt-n, kahy-ton]
    • /ˈkaɪt n, ˈkaɪ tɒn/

Definitions of chiton word

  • noun chiton (in ancient Greece and Rome) a loose woollen tunic worn knee length by men and full length by women 3
  • noun chiton any small primitive marine mollusc of the genus Chiton and related genera, having an elongated body covered with eight overlapping shell plates: class Amphineura 3
  • noun chiton a loose garment of varying length, similar to a tunic, worn by both men and women in ancient Greece 3
  • noun chiton any of a class (Polyplacophora) of mostly small, ovoid marine mollusks, having a dorsal shell consisting of eight articulating calcareous plates and a ventral foot 3
  • noun chiton Also called sea cradle. a mollusk of the class Amphineura, having a mantle covered with calcareous plates, found adhering to rocks. 1
  • noun chiton a gown or tunic, with or without sleeves, worn by both sexes in ancient Greece. 1

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Origin of chiton

First appearance:

before 1810
One of the 40% newest English words
1810-20; < Greek chitṓn tunic < Semitic (compare Hebrew kuttōneth tunic); ultimately < Sumerian

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chiton popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 84% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for chiton

noun chiton

  • blouse — A blouse is a kind of shirt worn by a girl or woman.
  • jacket — a short coat, in any of various forms, usually opening down the front.
  • robe — a long, loose or flowing gown or outer garment worn by men or women as ceremonial dress, an official vestment, or garb of office.
  • coat — A coat is a piece of clothing with long sleeves which you wear over your other clothes when you go outside.
  • surcoat — a garment worn over medieval armor, often embroidered with heraldic arms.

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