Meaning of 啜

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Pinyin: chuò
English Definition: (literary) to drink; to sip; to sob
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (mouth) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words
啜泣 chuò to sob
啜饮 chuò yǐn to sip
嘤嘤啜泣 yīng yīng chuò sobbing; faint sound of weeping (idiom)
相偎啜泣 xiāng wēi chuò to clasp each other and weep (idiom)
啜茶品茗 chuò chá pǐn míng sip tea (idiom)
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Example Sentences
It's no good letting a baby suck the nipple.
"Do you have any children?" she asked me after a very small sip from her coffee cup.
Papa wants us to be married,' he continued, after sipping some of the liquid.
A few tantalizing sips was all I had ever had, and certainly never my own bottle.
When you exercise, bring a bottle instead of just sipping at the fountain.