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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fee-uh n-ket-oh, -chet-oh]
    • /ˌfi ənˈkɛt oʊ, -ˈtʃɛt oʊ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fee-uh n-ket-oh, -chet-oh]
    • /ˌfi ənˈkɛt oʊ, -ˈtʃɛt oʊ/

Definitions of fianchetto word

  • noun plural fianchetto the development of a bishop, in an opening move, by advancing one or two pawns so as to permit movement along the bishop's diagonal. 1
  • noun fianchetto The development of a bishop by moving it one square to a long diagonal of the board. 1
  • noun fianchetto the development of a bishop on the second rank of the neighbouring knight's file or the third rank of the nearer rook's file 0
  • verb fianchetto to develop (a bishop) thus 0
  • verb transitive fianchetto to move (a bishop) from its initial position diagonally into the adjacent knight's file 0

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Origin of fianchetto

First appearance:

before 1840
One of the 33% newest English words
From Italian, dating back to 1840-50; See origin at flank, -et

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fianchetto popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 42% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 65% 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.

fianchetto usage trend in Literature

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