Meaning of 音

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Pinyin: yīn
English Definition: sound; noise; note (of musical scale); tone; news; syllable; reading (phonetic value of a character)
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Ideographic: A tongue forming a sound in the mouth
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ ] to stand; to establish, to set up
    • [ ] sun; day; daytime
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Example Words
声音 shēng yīn voice; sound; Classifiers:
音乐 yīn yuè music; Classifiers:
音乐会 yīn yuè huì concert; Classifiers:
音像 yīn xiàng audio and video; audiovisual
语音 yīn speech sounds; pronunciation; colloquial (rather than literary) pronunciation of a Chinese character; phonetic; audio; voice; (Internet) to voice chat; voice message
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Example Sentences
I like to listen to music.
She likes to listen to music.
They are listening to music.
She likes to play music.
I am playing music.