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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [chah-aw; English chou]
    • /ˈtʃɑ ɔ; English tʃaʊ/
    • /tʃaʊ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chah-aw; English chou]
    • /ˈtʃɑ ɔ; English tʃaʊ/

Definitions of ciao word

  • convention ciao Some people say 'Ciao' as an informal way of saying goodbye to someone who they expect to see again soon. 3
  • interjection ciao hello 3
  • interjection ciao goodbye 3
  • noun ciao Used as a greeting at meeting or parting. 1
  • interjection ciao bye, see you 1
  • interjection ciao hi, hello 1

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Parts of speech for Ciao


ciao popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 69% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for ciao

noun ciao

  • adieu — Adieu means the same as goodbye.
  • goodbye — a farewell.
  • valediction — an act of bidding farewell or taking leave.
  • salutation — the act of saluting.
  • parting — a portion or division of a whole that is separate or distinct; piece, fragment, fraction, or section; constituent: the rear part of the house; to glue the two parts together.

Antonyms for ciao

noun ciao

  • greeting — the act or words of a person who greets.
  • hello — hello, world
  • heedless — careless; thoughtless; unmindful: Heedless of the danger, he returned to the burning building to save his dog.
  • ignorance — the state or fact of being ignorant; lack of knowledge, learning, information, etc.
  • farewellCape, a cape in S Greenland: most southerly point of Greenland.

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