Meaning of 玲

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Pinyin: líng
English Definition: (onom.) ting-a-ling (in compounds such as 玎玲 or 玲珑 ); tinkling of gem-pendants
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (jade) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ wáng ] king, ruler; royal; surname
    • [ lìng ] command, decree, order; magistrate; to allow, to cause
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Example Words
玲珑 líng lóng (onom.) clink of jewels; exquisite; detailed and fine; clever; nimble
小巧玲珑 xiǎo qiǎo líng lóng dainty and delicate; exquisite
玲珑剔透 líng lóng tòu exquisitely made; very clever
八面玲珑 miàn líng lóng be smooth and slick (in establishing social relations)
娇小玲珑 jiāo xiǎo líng lóng delicate and exquisite (idiom)
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Example Sentences
Yuling: Thanks for the map.
Yuling: Why did you come here?
Xiaoling, what are your doing there?
Yuling: No, I don't think so.
Janet:What are you going to do on Thursday morning, Xiaoling?