C c


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [chuhf]
    • /tʃʌf/
    • /ʧʌf/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chuhf]
    • /tʃʌf/

Definitions of chough word

  • noun chough a large black passerine bird, Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax, of parts of Europe, Asia, and Africa, with a long downward-curving red bill: family Corvidae (crows) 3
  • noun chough any of various crowlike birds; esp., a European bird (Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax) of the crow family, with red legs and beak and glossy, black feathers 3
  • noun chough any of several crowlike Old World birds, especially Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax, of Europe. 1
  • noun chough A black Eurasian and North African bird of the crow family, with a down -curved bill and broad rounded wings, typically frequenting mountains and sea cliffs. 1
  • noun chough Two species of bird of the genus Pyrrhocorax in the crow family Corvidae that breed mainly in high mountains and on coastal sea cliffs of Eurasia. 0
  • noun chough The white-winged chough, of genus Corcorax in the Australian mud-nest builders family, Corcoracidae, that inhabits dry woodlands. 0

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Origin of chough

First appearance:

before 1275
One of the 13% oldest English words
1275-1325; Middle English choghe; akin to Old English cēo, Dutch kauw, Danish kaa

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chough popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 74% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 55% 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.

chough usage trend in Literature

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