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Pronunciation of 

naive

or naïve  /naɪˈiːv/

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derived words

naively

adverb

naivety

  /naɪˈiːvəti/  noun [uncountable]
British English pronunciation: naivetyClick to listen to the pronunciation of naivety

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chicken raffle

any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat

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