[ chik-uh n-frahy ]
/ ˈtʃɪk ənˌfraɪ /
verb (used with object), chick·en-fried, chick·en-fry·ing.
to dip (meat, vegetables, etc.) in batter and fry, usually in deep fat: chicken-fried steak.
food or a meal prepared in this way: He claims to do the best chicken-fry in Texas.
What’s Vocal Fry Really All About?As wonderful as it is that the mass media is paying attention to phonetics, much of what is said about vocal fry is not, strictly speaking, true. This particular quality of speech has been around since humans could produce language. It's not damaging to your vocal cords, and it's used by everyone—men and women alike.
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British Dictionary definitions for chicken-fried
/ (ˈtʃɪkɪnˌfraɪd) /
Word Origin for chicken-fried
sense 2 from chicken-fried steak, a popular dish of the Southern US
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