Meaning of 眉

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Pinyin: méi
English Definition: eyebrow; upper margin
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Ideographic: Picture of hair above an eye
Character Formation:
  • Surround from upper left
    • [ shī ] body, corpse
    • [ ] eye; to look, to see; division, topic
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Example Words
眉头 méi tóu brows
迫在眉睫 zài méi jié pressing in on one's eyelashes (idiom); imminent
皱眉 zhòu méi to frown; to knit one's brow
眉目 méi mu progress; prospect of solution; sign of positive outcome
燃眉之急 rán méi zhī lit. the fire burns one's eyebrows (idiom); fig. desperate situation; extreme emergency
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Example Sentences
A look of delight came into Xiao Wang's face as he listened .
Emei Mountain is covered in white snow and is magnificent.
She frowned when she heard what I said.
He looks upset all day, I don't know what happened.
He always frowns in photos and looks very ugly.