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noun [countable] king pronunciation in American English /kɪŋ/
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  1. 1




    a man who rules a country and is the senior male member of the royal family

    Oswald became king in 634.

    King George VI

  2. 2
    a man who is the best at doing a particular thing
    king of:

    Elvis, the king of rock and roll

    1. a.
      something that is considered to be the best of its type
      king of:

      Do you think that Mercedes is the king of luxury cars?

  3. 3
    a playing card with the picture of a king on it
    king of:

    the king of spades

    1. a.
      one of the two most important pieces in the game of chess. The player who stops the other player’s king from being able to move wins the game.

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