Meaning of 琵

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English Definition: see 琵琶 , pipa lute
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (guitar strings) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ jué ] guitar strings; variant of 珏
    • [ ] to compare, liken; comparison; than
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Example Words
琵琶 pa pipa, Chinese lute, with 4 strings, a large pear-shaped body and a fretted fingerboard
白琵鹭 bái (bird species of China) Eurasian spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia)
琵嘴鸭 zuǐ (bird species of China) northern shoveler (Anas clypeata)
琵琶行 pa xíng Song of the Pipa Player, long poem by Tang poet Bai Juyi 白居易
琵琶鱼 pa anglerfish
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