Meaning of 烘

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Pinyin: hōng
English Definition: to bake; to heat by fire; to set off by contrast
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (fire) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ huǒ ] fire, flame; to burn; anger, rage
    • [ gòng ] all, total; together; to share
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Example Words
烘托 hōng tuō background (of a painting); backdrop; a foil (to set off something to advantage); to offset (something to advantage)
烘干 hōng gān to dry over a stove
烘烤 hōng kǎo to roast; to bake
暖烘烘 nuǎn hōng hōng nice and warm; cozy; heartwarming
臭烘烘 chòu hōng hōng stinking
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Example Sentences
With the stove burning cheerfully, it's very warm in the room.