Definition of chiff
- The chiff is a sudden, short-lived burst of upper harmonics that occurs whenever an organ key is depressed and a note is sounded.
- —Joel Naumann and James D. Wagoner, Analog Electronic Music Techniques, 1985
Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.
Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:
What made you want to look up chiff? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).
Words Used by Nabokov Quiz
Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!TAKE THE QUIZ
Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.TAKE THE QUIZ