Meaning of 曲

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(Trad.: 麴)
Total strokes: 6; Radical:
Pictographic: A folded object
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  • Pinyin:
    English Definition: tune; song; Classifiers:
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    Example Words:
    戏曲 Chinese opera
    歌曲 song
    曲艺 folk musical theater
    乐曲 yuè musical composition
    作曲家 zuò jiā composer; songwriter
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  • Pinyin:
    English Definition: bent; crooked; wrong; surname Qu; yeast; Aspergillus (includes many common molds); Taiwan pr. [qu2]
    Example Words:
    曲折 zhé winding; (fig.) complicated
    曲线 xiàn curve; curved line; indirect; in a roundabout way
    歪曲 wāi to distort; to misrepresent
    扭曲 niǔ to twist; to warp; to distort
    弯曲 wān to bend; to curve around; curved; crooked; to wind; to warp
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Example Sentences
They may no longer wear hot pants, but they sometimes break into song.
So the direction that music goes can also affect how we feel about it, our mood about it, so I think the next question-- I play another piece for you.
Many people think of this classical music piece when they think "spring".
Then I heard it - - the sound of a fire engine. It was music to my ears.
He not only has written and composed most of the songs, but also the24- year-old heart-throb has single-handedly produced, arranged and co-ordinated all of the songs on the album.