Meaning of 寂

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English Definition: silent; solitary; Taiwan pr. [ji2]
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (roof) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [gàimian2] roof; house
    • [ shū ] uncle; father's younger brother
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Example Words
寂寞 lonely; lonesome; (of a place) quiet; silent
寂静 jìng quiet
沉寂 chén silence; stillness
孤寂 lonesome; desolate
静寂 jìng quiet; silent
More: 寂* | *寂 | *寂*
Example Sentences
But who is this that follows me in the silent dark?
Instead of a single, sudden, overwhelming collapse, there can be hours, days and even weeks punctuated by small fusillades of rock, long eerie silences and then bigger falls.
She walked slowly and silently. Just in a few hundred meters she would have been safe in her house.
"People have begun to realize that the view of aging being something immutable - rather like the heat death of the universe - is simply ridiculous, " he says.
This so-called evaporative cooling process has allowed AMO physicists to reach the subnanokelvin domain and to achieve what are arguably the coldest objects in the Universe.