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Postby Cacasenno » Wed Aug 20, 2008 12:40 pm

Checkmate

SYLLABICATION: check·mate
PRONUNCIATION: chkmt
TRANSITIVE VERB: Inflected forms: check·mat·ed, check·mat·ing, check·mates
1. To attack (a chess opponent's king) in such a manner that no escape or defense is possible, thus ending the game. 2. To defeat completely.
NOUN: 1a. A move that constitutes an inescapable and indefensible attack on a chess opponent's king. b. The position or condition of a king so attacked. 2. Utter defeat.
INTERJECTION: Used to declare the checkmate of an opponent's king in chess.
ETYMOLOGY: Middle English chekmat, from Old French eschec mat, from Arabic h mt, the king is dead : h, king (from Persian shh; see shah) + mt, died (from earlier mta, to die; see mwt in Appendix II).

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
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Postby Slava » Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:57 pm

Another suggestion that has the vowels deleted from the pronunciation and other bits. Try saying it as written: chkmt.

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